AKT today

AKT today

At present, AKT is an outstanding Finnish trade union. It unites more than 50.000 transport professionals. Lorry drivers, bus drivers, stevedores and employees in tourism, road tanker and oil product industries make up the largest occupational groups. AKT occupations

The years 1978-1982 witnessed a powerful growth in union membership and density. The total number of members increased rapidly from 30.000 to 40.000, and after this, evenly to the present number.

AKT consists of 140 union branches, with a respective membership from a few to nearly 3.000 members. Union branches are mainly so-called general branches. In other words, they rally members from various collective agreement sectors. In major localities, there are also union branches rallying members from one collective agreement sector only. The seaport employees are organized in local branches of their own. There are two union branches covering the entire country; Huoltamoesimiehet ry (Service Station Foremen), union branch number 207, rallying 25 members, and Maili ry, union branch number 180 with 2.000 members. (See AKT union branches)

ATK central office is situated in Hakaniemi, Helsinki, and it is sharing premises with four other transport unions: Aviation Union IAU, Post and Logistics Union PAU, Seamen’s Union SM-U and Locomotivemen’s Union. Also the Railwaymen’s Union, SAK and the Metalworkers Union have their offices in the same building,

In addition to the central office, AKT has eleven regional offices; in Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kotka, Lahti, Oulu, Pori, Rovaniemi, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa (see AKT regional offices)

To attend to the affairs of its members, AKT employs a staff of 67 people, 34 officers and 33 office employees.

The regional offices are run by one officer and one office employee each.