How to apply for strike benefits
The board of the Industrial Union decided on Saturday, 25 January, that a strike benefit of EUR 100 will be paid to those participating in the new industrial actions. This decision applies to the third declared week of strike for the mechanical forestry industry.
Applying for strike benefits
To apply for strike benefits through the eService, do the following:
- Sign in to the eService with your personal online banking credentials.
- On the front page of the eService, you will find a section for strike benefits.
- Enter the number of strike days:
– An 8-hour shift is marked with the number 1
– A 10-hour shift is marked with the number 1
– A 12-hour shift is marked with the number 1,5
- Check that your bank account information is correct.
- Remember to press save.
The strike benefit for strikes declared before 26 January is EUR 70 per rostered shift (including 10-hour shifts). For 12-hour shifts, the strike allowance is multiplied by a factor of 1.5.
The strike benefit for strikes declared on and after 26 January is EUR 100 per rostered shift (including 10-hour shifts). For 12-hour shifts, the strike allowance is multiplied by a factor of 1.5.
The strike benefit for support strikes is EUR 100 per rostered shift.
EUR 16 of the strike benefit will be tax-free. The Union will deduct withholding tax on the remaining amount as per the decision of the Tax Administration and pay this tax directly to the Tax Administration. Members do not need to submit their tax cards for this purpose.
Strike benefits are available to members who have joined the Industrial Union no later than four days before the start of each declared strike.
Apply for benefits beginning on 3 February
- For the week of 27 January – 2 February, members can apply for strike benefits from 3 February onwards.
- For the week of 3–9 February, members can apply for strike benefits from 10 February onwards.
- For the week of 10–16 February, members can apply for strike benefits from 17 February onwards.
- For the week of 17–23 February, members can apply for strike benefits from 24 February onwards.
Strike benefit payments will begin per each strike week and no earlier than 6 and 13 February. The payment period is about one week from when the application was submitted.
If you do not see a button that says “Strike benefits” after you have signed in, remember to check that you have entered the details of your workplace in your eService profile’s “member information” section.
If the button still does not appear, please send an email to [email protected]
For more information about the strike, contact your shop steward or strike service.
The email address for the strike service is [email protected]
If you have questions concerning the strike benefit, please contact [email protected].
For more information, check the questions and answers page.