Association of Finnish University and Research Establishment Staff YHL protects the interests of personnel working at universities and other research institutions. It ensures that salaries are fair, fixed-term employment contracts have valid grounds, and that the employer follows agreements on matters such as working hours, equality, and occupational health and safety.
 
YHL has 17 member associations and approximately 6 000 members. In addition to Finnish universities our members work also in the Academy of Finland, Centre for International Mobility CIMO, Finnish National Board of Education, Unigrafia, Aalto Executive Education, National Repository Library, Certia and The Emergency Services College. Our members consists mainly of administrative and support personnel.
 
YHL is one of the largest trade unions within the Federation of Salaried Employees Pardia and a member of the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees STTK.