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The Finnish Metalworkers’ Union - Metalli was founded in 1899 and is the largest union of industrial workers in Finland.

The Finnish technology industry employed altogether 201 500 people in 2005. The Metalworkers’ Union organises about 90 % of the blue collar workers working in the metal industry. The total union membership is some 158 000, of which 20 % are women.