OAJ, the Trade Union of Education in Finland, is responsible for safeguarding the interests of its YLL members and is a strong social force nationally and in the fields of education and labour market policy. OAJ is the largest member organisation of Akava and JUKO.

OAJ actively participates in the discussion concerning universities, higher education and science policy and conducts nationally influential work, for example to promote university development and basic funding. OAJ is also in charge of supervising the interests of YLL members concerning employment conditions by negotiating agreements and salaries.

The OAJ office includes a team of lawyers who are prepared to answer the members’ questions concerning legal protection. In all matters related to the supervision of interests, please contact our University Ombudsman Hanna Tanskanen (tel. 020 7489 621).

Read more on OAJ’s page on safeguarding the members’ interests (Finnish), influencing the education policy (Finnish) and OAJ in English.