The new A-kassa brings even better services for the Industrial Union members

The Unemployment Fund of Finnish Industrial Workers, the Unemployment Fund of the Construction Sector and the Unemployment Fund Finka are joining together to form the new Open Unemployment Fund A-kassa. On its establishment on 1 January 2022, it becomes one of Finland’s largest unemployment funds and thus enables us to provide even better service and more solid operations.

The existing members of the unemployment funds do not need to take any action. The Industrial Union member does not have to take any action, the membership is automatically transferred to the new fund on 1.1.2022.

The Open Unemployment Fund’s membership fee is included in the Industrial Union’s membership fee. The Industrial Union’s membership fee for 2022 will be calculated and made available at the end of November.

“With the new A-kassa, we are joining our forces to serve the members better. A larger Unemployment Fund will empower us to develop new services. The new fund will also be in a better position to meet the efficiency and service requirements of today” says Riku Aalto, the Industrial Union’s chair of the board.

As a Union member, you can impact your working life

The members of the Industrial Union will automatically become members of the new A-kassa. The membership guarantees that the employee has both working life security and unemployment security in order.

“This makes it even more important to join the Industrial Union. When you join our Union, you can influence and improve working life in many ways together with other active members” Aalto emphasizes.

Are you not a member yet? Join now, it pays out!

The Industrial Union membership makes sense because together we can achieve more than anyone on their own. The collective agreement negotiated by the Union is your most important membership benefit. The Union also provides support by your workplace employee representative and entitlement to free legal aid if required.

Joining the Industrial Union is easy at or by contacting our Membership Services. You can find the contact details for the Membership Services below.

Also, check the question and answer section on our website!

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For more information about the effect of the new A-kassa, the members can contact the Industrial Union’s Membership Services on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8.30 am to 3 pm and on Wednesdays from 8.30 am to 5 pm. The Membership Services phone number is 020 690 446 and the e-mail is [email protected].

Information about the A-kassa’s new contact information can be found at