About Jytte

Association of Researchers and Teachers of University of Jyväskylä (Jytte) is the local branch of The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT), which is a member of Akava, the national trade union confederation for highly educated people.

Jytte oversees its members' interests pertaining to the labour law, social benefits, and wages at the University of Jyväskylä. Jytte provides its members with help and support in relation to problematic situations related to work and unemployment. The members' well-being is also supported through regular recreational activities. The union is represented on the board and work groups of the FUURT.

As a member of Jytte, you are not alone. The number of Jytte members is currently around 770 and you will have the strong support group of the local branch and the entire trade union by your side. You are welcome to follow and join us!

You can also find Jytte on Facebook.

How to become a member?

You can join Jytte by submitting an electronic registration form  or by requesting one from the Union office by e-mailing your request to marsa.nyqvist(at)tieteentekijoidenliitto.fi. 

Membership benefits

Joining the university researchers and teachers is worthwhile! As a member of Jytte, you are supported by the power, knowledge, and support of the local representation and of the entire union. Jytte helps its members with problems related to work and unemployment: Jytte oversees its members' interests connected to the labour law, social benefits, and wages at the University of Jyväskylä and negotiates on behalf of its members when needed. Additionally, Jytte provides local recreational activities and organises talks on topical issues. Members are also entitled to apply for small grants.

A comprehensive list of the membership benefits can be found here.

Membership fees

In 2015 and 2016, the Jytte membership fee is 1.05 % of the wages paid by the primary employer. For those who are not earning a wage (grant researchers; those on maternity, paternity, or parental leave; those on unpaid maternity leave; conscripts; the unemployed; students; and those who are on an unpaid leave for any other reason), the fee is 8 euros per month. You can either authorise your employer to pay the membership fee on your behalf or you can pay the fee yourself. The authorisation form can be found here

More information about the Union's membership fees can be found here.