Become a member
1. Get to know the 23 member organisations of Akava Special Branches and join the one that suits you best.
All our members are members of both one of our organisations and the union. You can become a member already while studying.
You should join the unemployment fund straight away. Being a member of the fund does not create any additional costs for a student as the union’s membership fee remains the same, regardless of the fact if you are only a member of the union or also a member of the unemployment fund through your union.
2. Fill in the membership application.
Your membership application will be handled in the union, after which you will receive information on the acceptance of your membership and other membership material. You will also receive your membership card through the mail. The card also doubles as your insurance card, among other things.
PLEASE NOTE! The membership application form will for the time being only be available in Finnish. We apologise for the inconvenience. The English-language forms will be published soon.
Please note that when joining an unemployment fund/transferring from one fund to another, you must be a wage earner.
What is the value of your membership benefits in euros?
On average per year
Individual legal and salary counselling: the cost is approximately €200/hour
Advice on family law and inheritance matters
Earnings-related unemployment benefit – Unemployment fund membership
Different member guidebooks (around €25 per book)
Trainings and events (training/day)
Leisure travel insurance
Leisure accident insurance
Other discounts on insurance (average)
Discounts for membership card holders (purchases benefits)
Annual benefits, euros in total
In addition, the value of the collective labour agreement of the labour union can amount to as much as 20 per cent of your monthly salary.