News / 01.12.2023

UJF Council: Preparation of membership fees for employed freelancers begins – 2024 fees largely unchanged

Following discussion by the UJF Council, the union Board will begin preparatory work on a reform of the freelance membership fee for employed freelancers, with a view to bringing a proposal to the spring session of the Council in 2024.

The current fee for employed freelancers is 1.40%. The percentage-based subscription is cumbersome and burdensome for members with irregular incomes and multiple employers, often within a short period of time.

This issue has been discussed by the UJF Board. The prevailing view is that a flat-rate membership subscription would be more appropriate for employed freelancers. There are 356 employed freelancers in the union.

2 increase for self-employed and freelancers

The Council approved next year’s membership fees. The fees will otherwise remain unchanged, but the fixed membership fee for self-employed and freelancers who are not members of the unemployment fund will increase by two euros.

The increase is based on a 2017 Council decision to link the membership fee to the median earnings revealed by a labour market survey of freelancers.

Membership fees 2024

  • Fixed membership fee for self-employed members and freelancers who are not members of the unemployment fund: €22/month (€20.00 in 2023)
  • 1,40 % for employed members
  • Minimum contribution of €17,00/month (the minimum contribution is the basis for membership fees for unemployed, students and retired members)
  • Retired members’ fee €8.50/month
  • Student membership fee €4,00/month

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