Talentia promotes and protects the professional and wage interests of nearly 26 000 highly educated professionals in the field of social work, social welfare, and early childhood education. Talentia is affiliated to Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland.
The aim of Talentia’s activities is to ensure that its members feel well at work, are paid fair wages and can exercise their profession in accordance with their professional ethics. Talentia’s activities are guided by a strategy approved by the Council and prepared by the Board, which consists of Talentia’s members. In the current strategy period 2017–2023 Talentia pursues the following goals:
What are Talentia's recommendations for a decent salary level for the most common professions in the field of social services? What is the recommended amount of clients in order to maintain healthy and safe working conditions? How to divide work among different professionals in the field of social work?
Talentia has 20 local member associations around Finland, 11 professional associations operating across Finland and a nationwide student association. Find the nearest and dearest to you and get involved!
Talentia represents the voice of its members and cooperates also internationally through membership in International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), The Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK), and Akava - The Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland.