All Union members pay mebmership subscription. Only exceptions are those, who have retired to pension before 2016, and first year students, who’s subs will not be charged.
Payment by proxy
If you work in a sector covered by collective agreements (print media, publishing, broadcasting), your employer deducts your membership payment directly from your pay. This is done by power of attorney (proxy) where you authorize your employer to pay the union on your behalf.
If your employer is not part of such an agreement, you must pay your union membership subscription directly to the union. In these cases, the membership subscription is 1.4 percent of your gross income. The sum includes the payment made by the union to the unemployment fund.
Self-payment of subs
Freelancers and entrepreneurs also pay subscriptions directly to the union.
If as a freelancer you do not belong to an unemployment fund, your membership subscription is 1.0 percent of your gross income.
You can either pay on a monthly basis or annually. The minimum monthly subscription is €15, if your income is less than € 1071 a month.
If you are a part-time journalist, with main activity on some other field than communication, your membership fee is 1.5 times the basic rate, in 2015 that will make 22,50 € / month.
Membership subscriptions are tax deductible.
Students are entitled to free membership at the start of their studies, and thereafter pay € 7,5 a month, which is half of the €15 minimum monthly union membership subscription. The subscription remains the same until graduation, or before five and a half years have elapsed, after which it increases to normal, minimum €15 a month.
For more information
By e-mail: jasenmaksut(at)journalistiliitto.fi
By phone, on weekdays, between 09–11.30:
Tea Sahlberg, tel. 040 752 5372
Arja Katila, tel. 050 366 3501