Car construction in Finland
The foundation of the car factory was laid on November 28, 1968. The following year, on 14 November, the first factory-completed car, the EKA-96, was introduced. The organization of the employees of the car factory became topical and the Uudenkaupungin auto- ja metallityöväen ammattiosasto ry. 268 was established on November 4, 1969 in the canteen of a car factory construction site. The inaugural meeting was attended by 72 people, that is, almost everyone who was working in production at the time.
The chairman was Pekka Heinonen from the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union and the secretary was Pentti Laitinen.
Salcomp Division 371 joined our division in February 2002.
The branch and the automotive industry have changed dramatically over the years. Together, we have experienced both ups and downs. However, advocacy for members and activities through divisions have been a guiding idea from year to year.
The branch opened its own office on Alisellekatu in the 1990s.