Resigning from the union

As life situations change, you do not have to resign from the union – you can request an exemption from the membership fee

If your life situation changes, for example, because of full-time studies, family leave, compulsory military service, or you get sickness/unemployment allowance from Kela, you do not need to resign from the union, but you are entitled to an exemption from the membership fee for this period. In this case, contact the membership unit or enter the period of exemption from membership fee in eService.

If you receive a benefit paid by the Industrial Unemployment Fund, your exemption from the membership fee will be automatically recorded in the union’s membership register.

If you have retired on disability pension or rehabilitation allowance, please provide a copy of the decision to the membership unit for granting an exemption from the membership fee. If you retire on old-age pension, please provide a copy of the decision so that we can examine your right to the union’s free membership.

Please also inform us if/when you return to work, so that your membership fee information is complete.

If you are dissatisfied with the service you receive, please give feedback instead of resigning

If you are dissatisfied with the service you receive from the union, please give feedback instead of resigning. We strive to improve our services and operations, so giving feedback on our operations is important for us. We work in the interest of our members, so constructive feedback on the work we do for our members is always welcome, and helps us operate even better in the future. Every member is important to us.

If you feel that you are not getting value for your membership fee, please remember the following membership benefits:

  • Advocacy in your workplace and the help of a shop steward and, in conflict situations, legal aid provided by the union
  • Membership in the Industrial Unemployment Fund and the right to earnings-related allowance if you become unemployed
  • Leisure accident insurance and traveller’s insurance provided by the union
  • Trainings for members provided by Murikka-Opisto and union branches
  • Tekijä magazine and the Industrial Union’s pocket calendar
  • Events organized by the union
  • Industrial Union’s holiday houses and shares, as well as offers from hotels and shipping companies
  • Fuel discounts from Teboil
  • You can find more member benefits here.

However, if you want to resign, do the following

However, if you want to resign from the union and you are not moving to another union/unemployment fund, you will need to submit a written notice of resignation to the Industrial Union.

If you move to another union/unemployment fund, give them an authorisation in your membership form to terminate your membership in the Industrial Union and the Industrial Unemployment Fund from the day prior to your joining.

As a rule, you cannot belong to the Industrial Union without belonging to the Industrial Unemployment Fund, i.e. if, for example, your new unemployment fund has been authorised to terminate your membership in the Industrial Unemployment Fund, your membership in the Industrial Union will be terminated without a separate notice. You can get more information about exceptions by calling the membership services.

If your employer has recovered the membership fee from your salary, ask your payroll to stop the recovery from the date of resignation you informed to the Industrial Union. This is the member’s obligation, and the Industrial Union will not notify your employer separately. Also, check from your next pay slip that the membership fee is no longer charged to the Industrial Union.

When a member resigns, they are considered as resigned from the date they themselves have notified if their membership up to that date is in order. Otherwise, membership is terminated on the date until which their membership fee / exemption from membership fee information is in order. If there are any deficiencies in your membership, we will send you a consultation on the matter and give you the opportunity to fix it.

Remember that you are always welcome to return to Industrial Union membership if you change your mind!