A History of the SAK

Tapio Bergholm: A History of the SAK. 102 pages.

SAK was established in 1907 in Tampere.

Trade union coverage reached its historical peak when Finland plummeted into a deep recession in the early 1990s. Since then, coverage has shrunk. Nevertheless, the Finnish trade union movement is still exceptionally strong from an international perspective. SAK is a labour market organisation and a confederation of 18 trade unions in industry, the public sector, transport and private services.