Home » Union congress Union Congress The union congress is held every four years and is the highest decision-making body in PAM. The congress defines PAM’s objectives and approves the priority action programme. The congress also elects the union’s President, the personal deputy of the chairman of the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee and the Council. Delegates for the 2023 Union congress and other congress visitors in the congress hall. Picture: Pasi Hakala. News related to the Union Congress News income PAM's governing bodies Union Congress working hours PAM President Rönni-Sällinen in Congress speech: Full-time work in service sector need to be redefined 26.10.2023 News PAM's governing bodies Union Congress Union Congress selected new Executive Committee and Council 25.10.2023 News PAM's governing bodies Union Congress Annika Rönni-Sällinen re-elected as PAM President and Risto Kalliorinne as personal deputy to the President in the Executive Committee 25.10.2023 News politics Union Congress Annika Rönni-Sällinen at the PAM Union Congress opening: Government cuts aimed at same people who bore heavy burden during pandemic 24.10.2023 News Union Congress PAM’s election result confirmed – delegates to the union congress have been elected 21.9.2023 News PAM's governing bodies Union Congress Vote in the PAM Union Congress elections – let’s make it better together! 28.8.2023 News PAM's governing bodies Union Congress Get to know the candidates in the PAM Union Congress elections 25.8.2023 Articles PAM's governing bodies Union Congress Priorty Action Programme sets the course for PAM 22.8.2023 News PAM's governing bodies Union Congress 768 members are standing for election in PAM’s Union Congress elections 16.8.2023 Delegates to union congress have been elected 329 members were elected as delegates to the union congress, and 183 of them are first timers. Nearly 60 percent of the elected delegates represent the commerce sector. Twenty percent represent the hotel, restaurant and leisure industry, and 17 percent property services and private security sectors. There are also delegates elected from specialty industries, such as pharmacy and casino services. Two thirds of the elected delegates are women. The mean age of delegates is 46 years, the youngest being 22 years and the oldest 65 years of age. The PAM union congress elections were held on 28 August to 15 September as electronic elections. PAM’s Executive Committee confirmed the election result on Thursday, 21 September 2023. Election result per district You find the elected delegates, deputy delegates and the candidates that were not elected below (pdf). The elected delegates marked with gray. 01 Ahvenanmaa02 Etelä-Karjala03 Etelä-Pohjanmaa04 Etelä-Savo05 Häme06 Kainuu07 Keski-Pohjanmaa08 Keski-Suomi09 Kymenlaakso10 Lappi11 Pirkanmaa12 Pohjanmaa13 Pohjois-Karjala14 Pohjois-Pohjanmaa15 Pohjois-Savo16 Päijät-Häme17 Satakunta18 Uusimaa19 Valtakunnallinen20 Varsinais-Suomi Union congress decides on PAM’s priorities and chooses the union’s leadership The next step in the preparations for the union congress are made among the delegates. They will get training and information about meeting’s procedures and practicalities and get to acquaint themselves with the congress materials such as the priority action programme to be adopted at the congress. The union congress also selects PAM’s President and the personal deputy of the President as well as members of the Executive Committee and Council. Union congress timetable Spring 2023 Candidate registration 13 March-15 May. Candidate nomination meetings 29 May-18 June. Autumn 2023 Candidate gallery open 25 August–15 September. Voting period 28 August-15 September. Voting result published 21 September. Congress 24-26 October.