Ground rules of working

Understanding the ground rules of working life can help you avoid many problems. Discover your rights at work at!

The website includes an ABC guide to working in Finland. The comprehensive guide provides information in Finnish, English and Swedish. This information is also available in a more concise form in 20 other languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Kurdish (Sorani), Latvian, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

At you get to know about:

  • regulations governing the world of work,
  • various forms of employment,
  • how employment ends, and
  • finding a new job.

Check the social security section of SAK’s pages for details of financial support, such as unemployment benefit and parental allowances.

The trade union pages of SAK provide further details on how to join a trade union.