It’s OK to join the union in Finland
In Finland, the majority of employees are trade union members. Also, the majority of employers are members of employer associations.
Trade unions assist union members in matters related to their employment relationships. The unions provide advice and training for their members, negotiate to improve salaries and employment conditions as well as the quality of working life. The unions help their members to solve disputes with employers.
Trade unions are not authorities. Trade unions operate confidentially in compliance with the consent and best interest of their members.
Society supports trade union membership: the membership fee is tax-deductible. You do not need to do anything in order to obtain the tax benefit. Your union will inform the tax authorities directly.