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.
Here you will find Journalistliitto's latest news, position briefs, research papers and upcoming events.
The main job of the Union of Journalists in Finland is to improve the financial and professional situation and working conditions of its members, regardless of the members’ form of work.
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.
Are you looking for information about our international affairs? Or a foreign journalist searching for more information about the union? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
International Affairs Specialist
Phone: 044 972 9791
Phone: 050 560 4224
The union and its affiliates organize several different trainings and events each month. Most of the events are in Finnish but we also organize events in Swedish and English.
02.03.2024 klo 09:30
Journalistiliiton toimisto / Säästöpankinranta 2 A 7. krs
11.03.2024 klo 16:00
12.03.2024 klo 09:30
Scandic Simonkenttä / Simonkatu 9
19.03.2024 klo 10:30
Journalistiliiton toimisto / Säästöpankinranta 2 A, 7. krs