Paying the membership subscription
In 2021, the membership subscription of the Industrial Union is 1.33 % of your taxable salary/wages (union 1 %, unemployment fund share 0.33 %).
If you get holiday pay or get sick leave pay, you should pay membership subscription of that also. If you are unemployed and receive unemployment fund benefits, such as earnings related allowance, you are exempt from paying the membership subscription.
You do not need to pay a membership subscription for receiving KELA (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland) benefits. However, do not forget to notify the member register of reasons for subscription exemption (e.g., maternity or paternity leave, sick-leave, unemployment).
If you have made a membership subscription deduction agreement with your employer, the union membership subscription will be directly deducted from your salary.
You can also pay the subscription to the union directly. Please note that the reference numbers for membership subscriptions are personal, i.e. you cannot pay the membership subscription of your spouse, partner or friend using your own reference number.