The main job of the union is to improve the financial and professional situation.
Freedom of speech is the foundation of a democratic society. Good journalistic practice is based on the public’s right to have access to facts and opinions.
The UJF is an independent trade union that negotiates collective bargaining agreements. It works to further the financial, social and professional standing of its members, both salaried and freelancers.
The union’s members include people who are employees or freelance journalists and who work for the press, broadcasting, publishing and online media.
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The Union of Journalists in Finland boasts nearly 14,000 members working across print media, broadcasting, publishing, and new communications media.
The union wants to support journalism in Gaza. It allows the world to know what is happening in the conflict zone.
The UJF’s key advocacy issues for the coming year include influencing government decisions, negotiating minimum working conditions for the self-employed and preparing for the 2025 collective bargaining round. The priorities for the union’s activities in the coming year were discussed at the autumn meeting of the UJF Council.
Following discussion by the UJF Council, the union Board will begin preparatory work on a reform of the freelance membership fee for employed freelancers, with a view to bringing a proposal to the spring session of the Council in 2024.
The autumn meeting of the Council of the Union of Journalists in Finland, 30 November-1 December, discussed the crisis of confidence and credibility facing the union.
On the second day of its meeting, the UJF Council discussed initiatives on carrot money, the use of press cards, reimbursement of travel expenses and subsidies for newsroom branches.
The union helplines for members help you with questions about your membership and legal issues.
Phone: 09 6122 3333
Additional information: Mondays 10.00-11.30, Tuesdays-Fridays 9-11.30
Phone: 044 7555 000
Additional information: Weekdays 13.00-16.00, July 13.00-15.00
As a member of the UJF you are offered an extensive package of services that if bought separately and at full purchase price would far exceed the union sub. Membership entitles you to important financial security, such as if you lose your job or have legal problems.
The union has five ombudsmen in its unit handling collective agreements, which comes under the supervision of the union’s head of advocacy work.
UJF members receive a press card. You can use this as proof of profession in various situations. The card also allows you free access to museums, exhibitions, trade fairs and other events, including abroad.
Our members can get discounts on hundreds of different products and services.
The Fennia insurance company offers member insurance cover.
The Union of Journalists in Finland membership hinges on your profession and not your education or training.