Member fees

The member fee for employed members is based on a percentage. It is calculated from the total salary subject to withholding tax, including fringe benefits, compensation for working hours, holiday bonus and holiday compensation. The member fee is also paid for part-time work and work carried out while receiving adjusted daily unemployment allowance.

The monthly-paid member fee includes the shares of the member association, union and unemployment fund. Member fees of trade unions may be deducted in taxation.

The member fee is 1.32%, with the exception of 4 associations where the member fee is 1.40%. Member fee percentages by association can be found in the file below.

Jyty’s member fee percentages 2023 (pdf)

Jyty’s member fee percentages 2022 (pdf)

The easiest way to pay the member fee is to give your employer a power of attorney with which the member authorises the employer to deduct the membership fee directly from the salary. Request a power of attorney from your association or union, tel. 020 789 3720, jasenrekisteri@jytyliitto.fi or tel. 020 789 3730, jasenmaksut@jytyliitto.fi and submit your signed power of attorney to your employer’s payroll administration. Check your payslip to make sure that the employer deducted the member fee in accordance with your authorisation.

You can also pay your member fees yourself by using the reference number. In this case, you must personally take care of paying the member fee, as we do not send any monthly invoices for member fees. When paying monthly, the due date of the member fee is the 15th day of the following month, with the payment then recorded for the correct month. You can check your members fee status in Jässäri. You can use the calculator available in Jässäri to calculate your member fee. The calculator can also be used to create a member fee reference, which allocates the member fee to the specified period.

Formula for calculating the member fee (1.32%): 1.32 x earnings subject to withholding tax (= gross salary)/100 = member fee.

Formula for calculating the member fee (1.40%): 1.40 x earnings subject to withholding tax (= gross salary)/100 = member fee.

Member fee in euros

A member fee of EUR 5/month is paid by members who have not received pay for at least 30 days: leave of absence, leave from work, studies, sick leave, waiting period, Kela’s daily allowance, rehabilitation allowance (= fixed-term disability pension) and maternity, paternity, child-care and parental leave. You can report an unpaid period through the contact form in Jässäri.

Benefits paid by the unemployment fund

A member fee that is based on a percentage is deducted from the unemployment fund benefit (daily unemployment allowance, job alternation allowance, etc.), with the member fee including the shares of the union and the unemployment fund. The unemployment fund deducts the member fee directly from the benefit. If you are paid adjusted daily unemployment allowance when you work on an on-demand basis or part-time, you must remember to pay the member fee yourself from your earned income or provide the employer with a power of attorney for the collection of the membership fee. More information about benefits is available on the unemployment fund’s website.

Student membership is free of charge

Full-time degree student joining Trade Union Jyty for the first time do not have pay for their membership. Jyty’s student members mainly study at a vocational colleges or adult education centres, sports institutes, universities of applied sciences or universities. Students studying in general upper secondary schools can also become a student member of Jyty. If a student member works at least 18 hours a week alongside studies, they pay a percentage member fee for the months on which they receive a salary. In this case, the student member should also join the unemployment fund if they have not yet done so.

Full members of Jyty who start full-time studies or are on study leave and do not receive a salary during their studies pay a monthly member fee of EUR 5.

Pensioner

Full membership of the union and the unemployment fund ends when a person retires. Notify your association’s contact person or the union of your retirement (tel. 020 789 3720 or jasenrekisteri@jytyliitto.fi). Most associations, however, allow one to become a supporting member, with the annual member fee being at least EUR 36 depending on the association. A retired person can also join Jyty’s cooperation association Jytyseniorit.

When you retire, it is important that you terminate the power of attorney for member fee collection that you have given to payroll if you continue to work occasionally for your former employer. Jyty will not notify the payroll about your resignation.

Entrepreneur’s member fee

If a member becomes self-employed, union membership can be retained for 18 months. Such members pay a euro-based member fee, which is EUR 5 €/month. More information on entrepreneurship is available on the website of the unemployment fund.

Member fee waiver

Member fees are waived for the period of conscript and non-military service. You can have your member fee waived by sending us, for example, your call-up document or another certificate.