Welcome to the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland to create the best practices for the game industry!

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Why join the union?

Isn’t it old school?

Union membership can be compared with taking out insurance. However, it is much more than that. It means looking after yourself and your family. It means developing yourself. It is for situations when something in working life changes and you don’t know what to do.

We know about better tools and offer them to you to use in new situations. Old school perhaps, but always up-to-date.

Why on earth the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland?

I have a diploma from Liberty City University.

The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland is a union for all game industry employees. We want to promote the general well-being and growth of the industry. We listen to the voices of employees and understand the special character of the industry. We negotiate the collective agreement on behalf of our members.

The collective agreement, (tes in finnish) is an agreement between employee and employer unions that is applied in companies in the game industry. It covers the terms of employment in the industry, such as working hours, holidays and sick pay.

We know the rules of the game in working life that bind your company and help you. Where necessary, we have the way and means to act on your behalf. Together we take care of matters relating to developers, designers, voice designers, producers and animators and have fun together.

What do I get?

I should buy an Artiphon.

With the price of a few festival tickets a year, you will receive security and piece of mind

This is what we mean

Help to make your dreams come true

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Better possibilities to succeed in working life

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Great let's improve the game industry!

Security and peace of mind

Through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland, you can belong to the IAET fund, which is one of the largest unemployment funds in the country. With the earnings related unemployment security paid by the fund, you will secure your income if you lose your job.

As a member of the union, if you want to check the rules of your employment relationship, help is close at hand. You can easily contact the advisors and lawyers providing advice on employment relationships in the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. We advise you and act on your behalf, where necessary.

Members of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland have the most comprehensive legal expenses insurance and liability insurance on the market, with the help of which your matter can be attended to. We also offer telephone counselling in legal matters in your private life. The membership fee also includes insurance company If’s travel and accident insurance.

Help to make your dreams come true

If you are interested in setting up a company, you will receive help from us. We offer training at the business start-up phase. Our goal is that the member gets a good start as an entrepreneur and succeeds.

Have you thought about where your career is going? You can specify your career path with the personal guidance and sparring of our experts. You will receive help in updating your cv and recognising your own competence, for instance.

Better possibilities to succeed in working life

Did you know that your employment contract is one of the most important contracts in your life? There is time, money, control over life and happiness behind it. To be honest, is your employment contract in order? Do you know what you have signed?

Better late than never: join the union and take better control over your life. If you are changing job, you can check your employment contract with the union’s lawyers before signing it. They know if the employment contract is the best for you.

What about your salary request, can you price your competence and experience correctly? We annually conduct a survey on salary levels of tens of thousands of experts and supervisors based on different parameters. The salary level can be checked easily with Palkkanosturi available on the union’s website.

The value of the membership benefits could be as much as EUR 1,000

Call to a lawyer in an employment-related matter (1 hour)

200€

Checking an employment contract (30 min)

100€

Discussion with a career and salary expert (1 hour)

90€

Highlighting Competence course (3 hours)

250€

Union’s insurance package

120€

Participation in a summer event

40€

Discount on cottage rent

400€

Total

1200€

Membership fee and unemployment fund approx. 400€ / year

Sum to be paid after tax deduction approx. 240€ / year

Join and get 2 movie tickets or minimaglite

Membership in Union of Professional Engeneers in Finland (Insinööriliitto) is applied via member associations. You can choose between 30 regional and six national associations. Everyone working in the game industry can join Insinööriliitto´s association called Association of IT sector employees (Tietoalan toimihenkilöt ry)

Did you know the membership fee is entirely tax deductible. Normally the charge is approx. 400 € / year, depending on your member association.