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OAJ’s Council elects the union’s Executive Board and president for two years at a time.

The Executive Board members represent the different groups of OAJ members to ensure that everyone is heard. The Executive Board consists of the union’s president and 20 members. Each member has a personal deputy member.

The Executive Board also elects three vice presidents from among its members. The Council’s president and vice presidents are entitled to attend and speak at Executive Board meetings.

The Executive Board’s president and vice presidents prepare matters for the board to discuss and use their independent decision-making powers in certain instances. The president heads OAJ’s operations together with the Executive Board.

OAJ Executive Board 2018–2020

President of the Executive Board

OAJ President Olli Luukkainen

Member / deputy member

Kirsi Contursi, YSI / Paula Pulkkinen
Inger Damlin, YSI / Joakim Häggström
Anna Hoffrén, OAO / Tuire Arpalahti
Jouko Karhunen, OAO / Birgitta Mannila
Päivi Koppanen, OAO / Sirkka Saarikoski
Petri Kääriäinen, YSI / Johanna Kämäräinen
Timo Markkanen, YSI / Maarit Eronen-Raivio
Mea Nordberg, YSI / Kirsi Vuori
Kari Nieminen, YSI / Pia Latomäki
Tanja Rantala, VOL / Hanna Iso-Kuortti
Anitta Pakanen, VOL / Susanna Haapsamo
Santeri Palviainen, YLL /  Nina-Marika Pieskä
Asko Parkkinen, VOL / Heidi Pakarinen
Pekka Pieskä, YSI / Katariina Kattelus
Maarit Rahkola, OAO / Jarno Varteva
Anna Renfors, YSI / Antti Hiitti
Jaakko Sarmola, YSI / Jouko Arvo
Jukka Sarpila, YSI / Anu Vilkki
Marita Savonmäki, YSI / Sameli Valkama
Jukka Talvitie, YSI / Pekka Lempiäinen

Council presidents who participate in Executive Board work

Tiina Karjalainen, Council President
Ulla Kangasniemi, 1st Vice President
Marjut Koukkula, 2nd Vice President

In addition, the president of the Organisation of Swedish-speaking Teachers in Finland FSL, Christer Holmlund, and the president of the Teacher Student Union of Finland (SOOL), Sanni Salmenoja, are entitled to attend and speak at OAJ board meetings.

OAJ presidents

President Olli Luukkainen
1st Vice President Petri Kääriäinen
2nd Vice President Päivi Koppanen
3rd Vice President Anitta Pakanen

Preparation of OAJ decisions

The management of OAJ’s organisation is based on the participation and influence of its members. Members elect the Council through elections, the Council elects the union’s president and Executive Board and the board establishes various committees and working groups.

The term of office for committees and working groups is 2018–2020, unless otherwise mentioned.

President

Anitta Pakanen (VOL)

Secretary

Heikki Nykänen, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Members

Olli Luukkainen

Pekka Pieskä (YSI)
Jukka Sarpila (YSI)
Kirsi Contursi (YSI)
Timo Markkanen (YSI)
Anna Hoffrén (OAO)

Deputy members

Jaakko Sarmola (YSI)
Tanja Rantala (VOL)
Maarit Rahkola (OAO)

The purpose of the Organisation and Communications Committee is to prepare matters linked to the union’s operations, development, communications and the union’s training activities and state of readiness and monitor the general development of union politics and communications.

President

Marita Savonmäki (YSI)

Secretary

Pekka Silkosuo, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
OAJ-YSI

Jaana Burman / Matti Kähkönen
Marjut Koukkula / Gretel Ruuskanen
Minna Palovuori / Vesa Ratala
Timo Saavalainen / Sari Aksberg
Marita Savonmäki / Jani Siirilä
Jaakko Syrjänen / Johanna Kämäräinen
Kirsi Vuori / Minna Parviainen

OAO

Hanna-Maija Aarnio / Kari Tikkala
Teija Launiainen / Kimmo Liljeroos
Birgitta Mannila / Tuovi Mannila

VOL

Asko Parkkinen / Sanna Satosaari
Sari Sirniö / Tarja Ojanen

YLL

Merja Koivuluhta / Hans-Joachim Schulze

Student representative

Vili Peltomäki / Hanna Rahkonen

The task of the Income and Payroll Policy Committee is to prepare for the Executive Board matters related to the setting of agreement objectives and collective bargaining negotiations for decision-making, monitoring agreement negotiations and advising OAJ’s negotiators when necessary.

President

Kari Nieminen (YSI)

Secretary

Kristiina Johansson, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
OAJ-YSI

Linda Felixson / Anneli Vainik
Katariina Kattelus / Heikki Kallunki
Kari Nieminen / Marjo Puro
Paula Pulkkinen / Sebastian Lindqvist
Pekka Sutinen / Jukka Hella
Jukka Talvitie / Pekka Lempiäinen
Tomi Törrönen / Jorma Uoti

OAO

Jari Jokinen / Tuija Mäntsälä
Helena Kahl / Tapio Lindfors
Jarno Varteva / Arto Anetjärvi

VOL

Hanna Iso-Kuortti / Eija Kamppuri
Minna Paavola / Heidi Pakarinen

YLL

Santeri Palviainen / Erja Kosonen

Student representative

Laura Lahin / Asser Kakko

The task of the Education Policy Committee is to prepare for the Executive Board education policy proposals, motions, policies and statements and to primarily monitor national education policy and to promote education policy advocacy.

President

Anna Renfors (YSI)

Secretary

Auli Setälä, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member/deputy member
OAJ-YSI

Martin Ahlskog / Joakim Häggström
Kirsi Ihalainen / Maija Huuki-Anthopoulou
Ulla Koponen / Maarit Eronen-Raivio
Arja Laulainen / Antti Simonen
Erja Oksa / Virpi Ojala
Tiina Pesonen / Antti Karetie
Anna Renfors / Lea Hirvasniemi-Haverinen

OAO

Ari Ahonen / Anni Koppanen
Tapio Lindfors / Juha Makkonen
Mirva Salokorpi / Reijo Manninen

VOL

Merja Laitinen / Johanna Karlsson
Anitta Pakanen / Salla Sutinen

YLL

Inkeri Ruokonen / Karita Katto

Student representative

Sanni Salmenoja / Asser Kakko

President

Anneli Rantamäki

Vice president

Marko Jokinen

Executive Board representative

Matti Sippola

President of the Education Policy Committee

Sirkka Saarikoski

Secretary

Olavi Arra, OAJ’s office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member

Jaakko Sarmola / Reetta Tuominen
Perttu Ståhlberg / Tytti Tenhunen
Päivi Koski / Kari Jukarainen
Tero Anttila / Irma Asikainen
Katri Halkka / Jorma Kärkkäinen
Minttu Kalmi / Kalle Kytölä
Marja Asikainen / Leena Työläjärvi
Jaakko Lindfors / Tuovi Pääkkönen
Timo Kovanen / Kristiina Tikkala
Anneli Rantamäki / Kasper Mäkelä
Maritta Virtanen / Jussi Karjalainen
Päivi Juntti / Sari Hepola
Pirjo Mertaranta / Pauliina Pirhonen
Marko Jokinen / Anne Turunen
Katja Järvinen / Piritta Siekkinen
Anu Waltari-Grundström / Armi Nurmi

The term of office of the Senior Committee is 2019–2021

President

Erkki Kangasniemi

Representative of OAJ’s Executive Board

Kirsi Contursi

Senior Committee secretary

Kirsti Lehtinen
Rautatieläisenkatu 6
00520 Helsinki
tel. 020 748 9736, 044 033 8550
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member

Marja-Terttu Halpio-Huttunen / Hannu Eeva
Anna-Maija Hölttä / Marita Fageström
Arja Jääskeläinen / Kimmo Hissa
Aila Kelloniemi / Jouni Kukkonen
Pekka Koskinen / Merja-Helena Kärkkäinen
Pentti Länne / Pauli Ronkainen
Terttu Möttönen / Pertti Kabris
Merja Paavonkallio / Seppo Niemi
Matti Rauhala / Tuula Turunen
Marja-Liisa Remes / Seija Käkelä
Saila Rintee / Helkky Vesterinen
Juhani Suopanki / Matti Pitkänen

President

Santeri Palviainen

Secretary

Kalle Liuski
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Members

Sanni Salmenoja
Laura Lahin
Asser Kakko
Hanna Rahkonen
Vili Peltomäki
Saana Ylikruuvi

Deputy members

Joona Koivisto
Markus Helin
Nea Hakala
Waltteri Immonen

President

Pirkko Kuhmonen (OAO)

Secretary

Tuovi Manninen
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
YSI

Sannasirkku Autio / Mika Mattila (YLL)
Kirsti Häkkinen / Konsta Ojanen (OAO)
Juho Kallio / Satu Mattila
Jouni Lassila / Niina Peltonen

OAO

Pirkko Kuhmonen / Elina Byckling
Riitta Larne / Mari Keituri
Kirsi Vartiainen / Markku Polamo

President

Antti Hiitti (YSI)

Secretary

Päivi Lyhykäinen, OAJ’s office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
OAJ-YSI

Veli-Matti Hakanen / Mikko Ripatti
Jukka Hella / Tarja Haveri
Antti Hiitti / Markus Järvinen

OAO

Kaija Hannula / Esa Virkkula
Alla Lemechkova / Eero Kolari

VOL

Susanna Haapsamo / Minna Salminen

YLL

Heli Ketovuori / Lenita Hietanen
Erja Kosonen / Jaana Toomar
Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä / Inkeri Ruokonen

Student representative

Laura Lahin / Nea Hakala

President

Antti Ikonen (SURE)

Representative of OAJ’s Executive Board

Jukka Sarpila

Secretary

Niku Tuomisto, OAJ’s office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member

Veli-Matti Hakanen (SURE)

Sari Hakola (SURE)

Päivi Ikola (SURE)

Päivi Ikonen (SURE)

Jyrki Rosti (SURE)

Kaj Holmbäck (SURE)

Susanna Haapsamo (VOL) / Annukka Hulkkonen

Virpi Lehmusvaara (OPSIA)

Katri Tuomainen (KEA) / Jukka Pitkänen

President

Marja Hänninen-Helin (YSI)

Secretary

Sari Melkko, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
YSI

Marja Hänninen-Helin / Nina-Maria Pieskä
Jouni Kaipainen / Hanna Näremaa-Perälä
Markku Tikkanen / Eva-Stina Törnroos

OAO

Sirkka Saarikoski / Airi Aikio
Heidi Savolainen / Reijo Manninen

VOL

Asko Parkkinen / Johanna Karlsson
Mervi Piirainen / Mari Parikka-Nihti

YLL

Kristina Lindgren / Mirkka Ala-Laurila

Student representative

Joona Koivisto / Markus Helin

The task of the higher education working group is to prepare matters related to higher education advocacy for the Income and Payroll Policy Committee and Education Policy Committee.

President

Päivi Koppanen

Secretary

Hanna Tanskanen, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
OAO

Päivi Koppanen / Jari Jokinen
Jarno Varteva / Reijo Manninen
Tuija Salminen / Teija Launiainen
Sari Mokkila-Karttunen / Kari Tikkala

YLL

Santeri Palviainen / Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä
Erja Kosonen / Sari Päivärinne
Åke Finne / Jenni Nikolajeff

OAJ-YSI

Tiina Karjalainen / Pekka Pieskä

Student representative

Sanni Salmenoja / Joona Koivisto

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