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Welcome to YKA!

Social Science Professionals (Yhteiskunta-alan korkeakoulutetut ry or YKA for short) is a labour market organisation for employees, graduates and students in public or private sector or NGOs. The association safeguards its members’ professional, financial, educational and social interests on the labour market. The association also aims to promote appreciation for the professions represented by its members and the professional identity of its members.

Become a member

It is always worth being a YKA member – whether it is for the lobbying, the personal guidance, the career wellbeing or the professional identity. Another benefit of your membership is that you don’t need to know all the ins and outs of working life. Here at YKA’s office we have just over a dozen experts in the field offering support and advice – all you need to do is get in touch.


At its meeting on 19 January 2024, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff Akava’s Board of Directors decided on implementing political industrial action coordinated by Akava, i.e. walkouts, on 6 February 2024 at 2 p.m. The walkouts will end at 4 p.m. YKA participates in the walkout selectively.

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Membership benefits

Safeguarding of interests – working towards improving members’ salaries and terms of employment

Employment relationship advice from lawyers and experts

Career services

Versatile insurance policies

Earnings-related unemployment allowance

Training and events

Research findings on the labour market


Travel and holiday benefits

Do you have any questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us! Please call 010 231 0350 or send us an email ( for more information.
If you need legal advice, please contact our lawyers