KT is an advocacy organisation for local government employers

Local Government and County Employers KT is an employers' organisation that promotes the interests of Finnish local and joint municipal authorities in the labour market.

Management group

KT is also a central labour market organisation representing local government employers in national collective bargaining negotiations and in tripartite cooperation.

Collective agreements for the local government sector

KT negotiates and concludes collective agreements for the local government sector together with the principal bargaining organisations representing municipal employees.

It supports municipalities in their employer role by issuing recommendations in matters concerning employment relationships, cost-effectiveness and the quality of working life.

Furthermore, Local Government and County Employers KT lobbies for Finnish municipal employer interests in the European Union.

The Act on the Local Government and County Employers KT

KT's legal status is based on the 2021 Act on the Local Government and County Employers KT.

The Act lays down provisions on KT's core functions, the setting up of a delegation and the financing of operation.