UNION HOLIDAY PLACES The UJF has holiday homes at the Vierumäki resort and spa in southern Finland, and at two locations in Saariselkä, about 30 km 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 Lomarengas. Telephone: 0306 502 502, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about the union's holiday homes (in Finnish). Insurances Types of insurance available to union members: Union insurance, which includes recreational accident and travel insurance Professional liability and legal expenses insurance for occupation-related damages. The use of this insurance cover requires permission from the UJF Board. Organization insurance, which provides cover in the event of personal and material damage incurred while carrying out organizational duties. More information on the insurance (in Finnish). Legal protection Assistance for UJF members include: elected workplace shop stewards occupational safety and health matters from OSH representatives ombudsman services for freelancers, including first-hand assistance on freelance issues at individual publishing houses ombudsman services on collective agreements and terms of employment advice on legal and terms of employment (Mon-Fri, 13.00-16.00, tel: 044-7555 000) Resolving disputes to do with collective agreements follows a set procedure. The first is to contact your shop steward. Some matters have to be resolved in court. Because this is highly expensive, the UJF has taken out legal protection insurance to cover members’ possible court costs. OTHER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS The UJF’s ethical standards do not allow 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 the insurance coverage for union members. A variety of facilities offer union members who show their press cards 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. Other membership benefits 24Rent-Car Rental Open Close Exclusive offer for all members of the UJF from 24rent.fi: As a member, you can enjoy a remarkable 20% discount on service cars booked on weekdays! Details of the Offer: – Discount: 20% off on passenger cars – Valid Days: Weekdays – Duration: Up to 2 days (48 hours) Terms and Conditions: The offer does not apply to VIP cars, fuel, or additional services. Wide Range of Rental Options: Explore our diverse fleet, including passenger cars and vans, conveniently available throughout Finland. For those in the Greater Helsinki area, we also offer mini-busses. Free Parking Benefits: Take advantage of complimentary parking options available with many of our cars in key locations, including the Greater Helsinki area, Tampere, Lahti, and Oulu. See instructions here Aula Publishing Open Close Members of the Journalist Union receive a 40% discount on purchases from the Aula Publishing online store. This discount has no expiration date and is applied at checkout by entering the code provided in the ‘code’ section. Please refer to your digital Press Card for the required discount code. Aula Publishing online bookshop Eckerö Line Open Close Eckerö Line offers a 20% discount on daily online prices for individual tickets on cruise and route trips to UJF members. The discounts are applicable only through the online store by using the product code JARJ23 during the booking process. A valid membership or ID card must be presented upon request during ticket redemption. The special rates apply to individual members of the union’s affiliated organizations and associations, as well as office staff and other passengers traveling with the same reservation number. Please note that discounts cannot be applied retrospectively or combined with other discounts or product packages Bookings via website: www.eckeroline.fi/jasenedut Groups and meetings, hotel reservations Mon-Fri 0800-1900 tel 09 22 88 540 email@example.com In telephone sales, please provide the customer ID UNION OF JOURNALISTS Book your trip here Emma Theatre Open Close Holders of the UJF Press card can enjoy a 50% discount on tickets at Emma Theater. Press ticket reservations should be made in advance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be redeemed at our ticket sales counter using the provided reservation number. The press card must be presented during the ticket redemption. ELIXIA Fitness Center Open Close ELIXIA Fitness Center offers a 10% discount on membership fees to UJF members. SJL (Journalist Union) members can join for free. Access the discount code through the union’s press card application Fennia Open Close As a member of the Journalists’ Union, you are entitled to the following discounts: – Continuous contract discount of -30% on comprehensive car insurance for privately used cars and vans (comprehensive and premium coverage). – Continuous discount of -20% on other property insurances in the household. – Additional benefit of -20% on the first premium payment for optional insurance covering movable property, buildings, or animals. – As an extra benefit, Fennia does not charge a deductible for the first household property damage if the loss exceeds the deductible specified in the insurance policy. Read more about Fennia insurances Finlands Natur magazine Open Close UJF members get a 25% discount on Finlands Natur magazine’s continuous subscription. Enjoy a Swedish language immersion with nature reports, portraits, and environmental news, exploring the Finnish-Swedish environmental movement. The subscription is 24 euros, covering four issues yearly. Order online and use discount code JournalistNatur22. Subscribe Finlands Natur Flamingo Spa Open Close Enjoy special discounts for your loved ones at Vantaa Flamingo Spa and Water Park with your Journalist Union press card. Water Park Admission: Discount valid from: 1.11.2023 – 30.06.2024. Valid on: MON – THU Available for purchase: On-site at the Flamingo Spa Reception Admission to the water park (for individuals aged 10 and above): €10 per person. Group size: 1 + 1. UJF members can bring a child or friend, and both will receive the same discounted price: €10 per person. Adults’ Spa (18+): Discount valid from: 1.11.2023 – 30.06.2024 Valid on: MON – THU Available for purchase: On-site at the Flamingo Spa Reception Admission to the adults’ spa: €25 per person. Group size: 1 + 1. UJF members can bring a companion, and both will enjoy the same discounted price: €25 per person. More info about Flamingo Spa The Finnish National Opera and Ballet Open Close Members of the UJF get a 50% discount on main-stage tickets at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. If you have a press card, you can buy two tickets at half price one week before the show, depending on availability (not all shows may have a discount). To get the discount, buy tickets directly at the customer service point on Mondays from 12-4 PM and Tuesday to Friday from 4-7 PM. Remember to show your press card when buying tickets. The discount is available for specific seats in the orchestra and the 1st balcony, depending on availability. If you have questions, contact the Opera’s sales service at (09) 40302210, Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Finnish National Opera Le Monde Diplomatique & Novaja Gazeta Open Close Le monde diplomatique &; Novaya Gazeta magazine provides in-depth global insights and delves into contemporary political matters. With 29 editions in 18 languages, including Finnish since 2007, it stands as a beacon of informed discourse. The Finnish edition, ‘Diplon,’ sets itself apart by featuring articles from the independent Russian Novaya Gazeta and includes a dedicated section on Finnish literature. For members of the Journalists’ Union, Diplo offers an exclusive 20% discount on the digital magazine subscription. Simply visit mondediplo.fi to subscribe and receive a discount code for use at the online store’s checkout. Enter the code ‘JournalistiDiplo’ to activate your discount. Subscribe Le Monde Diplomatique Long Play Open Close UJF members get a 25% discount on Long Play subscriptions. Subscribe to the magazine through the provided subscription page. Subscribe LongPlay Marimekko Open Close Showing a press card at Marimekko stores entitles you to a 20% discount on full-priced items. This offer is applicable exclusively at Marimekko’s stores. Marimekon stores on a map Muumimaailma Open Close UJF Press cardholders enjoy complimentary entry to Muuminworld (usually priced at €31 when purchased online). To claim this perk, simply show your press card at our ticket counter. If you prefer to reserve your ticket in advance, you can do so by emailing email@example.com. Your free press ticket will be sent to you via email. Other tickets for accompanying members can be purchased online as usual. Please note that this benefit is individual, and the complimentary press ticket cannot be transferred. We’ll verify the press card during our access control for pre-purchased tickets. Additionally, Finnish Journalists’ Union members can buy two-day tickets for themselves and their families at the cost of a single-day ticket at Muumimaailma Book a visit to Muumimaailma NoHo Resturants Open Close With the UJF press card, you can get a 20% discount for two people at specified restaurants in two cities: Helsinki and Tampere. The discount applies to regular-priced à la carte menu items, excluding alcohol and tobacco. The offer is not valid during lunch hours and does not apply to corporate use or gatherings of more than two people. The benefit is obtained by showing a press card. • Elite (Helsinki) • Masu (Tampere) • Salud (Tampere) • Purpur (Helsinki) • Ravintola Nokka (Helsinki) • Ravintola NKJ (Helsinki) Nya Argus Open Close Magazine without a best-before date. Published since 1908, Nya Argus includes literary criticism, essays on art, natural sciences, and humanities, as well as current overviews of politics and societal phenomena. As a subscriber, you receive approximately 400 pages annually of thought-provoking reading from Finnish and Swedish writers – of course, in Swedish. Now available to members of the Journalists’ Union at a special price of €50/year (regular price €60). Order Nya Argus magazine through the form on the magazine’s website or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention the code: JournalistiNyaArgus2022. Subscribe Nya Argus Otavamedia publications Open Close New domestic subscriptions, not yet billed, are eligible for an exclusive 30% discount. This discount does not apply to existing subscriptions and cannot be used to extend ongoing subscriptions. It is calculated based on the regular 12-month subscription price. Your subscription will automatically renew at the special rate in 12-month billing cycles until you decide to cancel, at the prevailing pricing. Special-rate subscriptions are billed in a single installment. Info & subscriptions Oder Residency in Germany Open Close Members of the Journalist Union now have the opportunity to utilize the Oder Residency in Germany. Särö ry’s Oder Residency offers tranquility and inspiration in Frankfurt an der Oder, on the border of Germany and Poland. At the residency, you can live and work in a peaceful yet engaging environment. The residency is intended for professionals and students working or studying in fields such as journalism, literature, translation, photography, graphic design, and typography. Apply for two-week periods at the residency through Särö’s website. Applications are processed in the order they are received, typically within about a week. Read more about the Oder-residency Polku Hotel Open Close Being a UJF member entitles you to a 50% discount on the room of your choice at Polku Hotel when booking for a minimum of three consecutive weekday nights. This discount is applicable until May 31st and resumes from September 1st onwards. The rate covers breakfast for one person. The hotel is situated in Nuuksio National Park. Book a night at Polku hotel Ski Saariselkä Open Close By presenting a press card, you qualify for a 15% discount on ski passes and the rental of skiing/snowboarding equipment at Ski Saariselkä. Please note that these discounts are exclusive to the cardholder and do not extend to their companions. At the Saariselkä holiday destinations arranged by the Journalist Union, our members and their companions can indulge in comfortable and budget-friendly accommodation options. Spacent Remote Workspace Service Open Close Members of the Journalist Union receive a 20% discount on Spacent remote workspace services. With this service, you can book workspaces, meeting rooms, and project rooms across Finland and Sweden. Additionally, workspaces are available for booking in Canada. Spacent provides the widest remote workspace network in the Nordics, allowing everyone to find a suitable workspace regardless of where and when they want to work. Read more about Spacent Tallink and Silja Line Open Close Tallink Silja offers special prices for UJF members on ferry trips. Make your booking request through the form or by phone via Tallink Silja’s sales service: tel. 010 804 133 (From landline and mobile phone 0.0835 €/call + 0.167 €/min) with the code PRESS (no online booking available). The discount ranges from 15–25 percent depending on the route and ticket type. Bookable up to 60 days before departure. Not valid on special departures or in conjunction with one-way or round-trip discounts or hotel packages. The discount does not apply to vehicles. Valid for deck places on the Åland traffic, and for cabin classes C–A on overnight cruises. For cabin reservations, the benefit applies only to the cabin of the press card holder; when traveling with deck place, the benefit applies only to the press card holder (1 person). Not valid for groups. Press cards must be presented at check-in. Book your trip Vastapaino Open Close Vastapaino offers all its books at a 35 percent discount for members of the Journalist Union. You can avail of the discount by using the code JOURNALISTI at the checkout on Vastapaino’s online store. Happy reading! Vastapaino online bookshop Voima magazine Open Close Voima is Finland’s largest cultural magazine by circulation, addressing global and domestic social issues. Established in 1999, it offers Journalist Union members a 20% discount on all regularly priced items in its online store. Beyond subscriptions, the Voima store features social literature, clothing, and posters. Orders from Voima magazine’s online store. The discount activates when you enter the discount code JournalistiVoima at the checkout of the online store. Subscribe Voima Viking Line (The benefit has ended!) Open Close The Journalist Union has decided to terminate its partnership with Viking Line on June 12, 2023. The reason for this decision is Viking Line’s pressure on the Nya Åland newspaper. The shipping company withdrew its advertisement after the newspaper wrote critically about Viking Line. The union does not wish to collaborate with a company that pressures the media and hopes that Viking Line will reconsider its actions. Consequently, the membership benefit on the company’s ships also ends. However, previously made bookings remain valid.