Other membership benefits
Union holiday places
The UJF has holiday homes at the Vierumäki resort and spa in southern Finland, and at two locations in Saariselkä, about 30km from Ivalo, in Lapland.
The Vierumäki holiday destination has two separate apartments in a detached house. Contact the UJF office for information on bookings and availability.
The union also has shares in the Vierumäki golf course. This allows members to play four games per day on Vierumäki’s Classic golf course. Union residents at the holiday apartments have priority choice of game bookings, details of which are with the Caddie Master at the gold course.
In Saariselkä the Tunturimaja provides hostel-style accommodation for up to four people, while the adjacent Uutistunturi holiday home is equipped for up to six people.
The union does not handle bookings for the Saariselkä destinations, which are done through Saariselkä Booking Office, close to the residences. Tel weekdays 09.00-17.30: 016-554 0500, email keskusvaraamo (at) saariselka.com .
Other membership benefits
The UJF’s ethical standards do not allow for the union to acquire perks and benefits for members, as this could lead to conflicts of interest and problematic dependencies that undermine the profession and impede journalists’ ability to carry out their work.
The only procurement made using membership subscriptions from an outside provider is insurance cover for union members.
There are a variety of facilities that offer union members who show their press card various benefits, discounts and free admission to events. This is regardless of whether or not members are on assignment.
The union discourages members from using their press cards for personal gain under the guise of professional activity.
The following service providers offer various benefits for union members. You can found out more from each service provider.
The Outdoor Association of Finland – discounts on accommodation, at certain sales outlets and sports and recreation facilities
Matkahuolto – discounts on bus and coach travel over 75 km
SATS fitness centres – discounts and free membership.
Viking Line cruises – discounts on fares and cabin bookings, and on work trips.
Otavamedia publications – magazine subscription discounts.
Teboil fuel – discounts on petrol, diesel, liquid gas.
Royal Restaurants – 50% discounts at certain Royal Restaurants in Helsinki (excluding lunchtimes and purchases of alcohol and tobacco): G.W.Sundmans, Havis, Katajanokka Casino, Sipuli Restaurant, Savoy, Kulosaari Casino , NJK Restaurant (open during summer months), Nokka Restaurant, Macu, Nuevo, Katsomo Restaurant.