Membership fees 2023

The membership fee is 1% of the primary wages subject to withholding tax, however maximum of 600* euro per year. The membership fee is collected from all wages subject to withholding tax, including holiday compensations, holiday pay, fringe benefits and severance packages in termination situations. The membership fee is not collected from bonuses, options or incentives. Paid and unpaid time does not have to be combined in the membership fee for the same month, but the membership fee is either a% of the salary, at least 8 € / month.

*Based on the decision by the autumn meeting of ITTE, the membership fee ceiling does not apply to their members. Not applicable to members of FFÅA either.

If your membership starts in the middle of a month, the membership fee will be calculated for less than a month as follows:

  • divide your monthly salary with calendar days from the month and you get your salary per day
  • multiply your salary per day with days of membership, then calculate the right amount (%) of membership fee.

Entitlement to a minimum payment

Those without Finnish salary income are entitled to a minimum payment, which is 8 euros per month.

Members can submit applications for the minimum membership fee through our e-service when the reason for the non-salaried period is one of the following:
  • Study leave,
  • Family leave,
  • Military or non-military service,
  • Sick leave,
  • Unemployment,
  • Leave of absence,
  • Job alternation leave,
  • Working by virtue of grant funding,
  • Working abroad or
  • Entrepreneurship.

In our e-service, select “Membership fee payment information” and, at the bottom, “Enter a non-salaried period”.

Membership fee for retired and student members

For pensioners and students, the membership fee is 60 euros per year, or 5 euros per month if membership begins or ends (students) in the middle of a year. Membership for pensioners and students does not include the unemployment fund.

Membership fees and taxation

The Union reports the association membership fees directly to the tax authorities. You should, however, save all membership fee receipts.

Instructions for paying the membership fee

The membership fee payment information for 2022 will be sent to all members early next year. The payments are due monthly so that the due date is the 10th of the following month.

Specific reference numbers for each payment period. The membership fees are registered for a specific payment period based on the given reference number, so make sure that you use the reference numbers found on your invoices to avoid any unnecessary payment reminders.

Membership payment instructions should be kept throughout the year.

You can also check your membership information and membership fee from e-services or in your mobile membership card under “Update your information”.

In our e-service, you can view your membership information and earlier fee payments. If you need instructions on how to pay membership fees, contact our membership service with questions and changes related to your membership by emailing to jasenpalvelu@tieteentekijat.fi or by phoning +358 (0)20 758 9619.

Read more: Frequently asked questions about membership fees

You can also authorise your employer to collect and pay the membership fee directly from your salary.

Collection of membership fees by proxy

Complete the authorisation form to enable your employer to collect the membership fee directly from your salary. Give the form to your employer and send a copy to the membership services of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers. Print a copy of the completed form for your own records as well.

If you are a new member, please give the authorisation form to your employer only after receiving a confirmation of your membership in our union. If you are an old member and you change employment, please update your employment details in our e-Services and give the authorisation form to your new employer.

You can print the authorisation form here.

Fill in the association number of your member association on the power of attorney.

Association – specific association numbers

Association

Association number

Aalto University Researchers and Teachers ATTE 020
Forskarföreningen vid Svenska handelshögsskolan rf. FfSH 011
Forskarföreningen vid Åbo Akademi rf. FfÅA 001
Helsinki University Researchers and Teachers Association HUART
003
The Association of Academic Information Specialists INA
022
Association of Researchers and Teachers of Eastern Finland ITTE
005
Association of Researchers and Teachers of University of Jyväskylä JYTTE
006
Lapin tieteentekijät ry. LaTi 018
Lappeenrannan tieteentekijät ry. LaTKA 008
University of Oulu Academics (UOA) OUTI
009
Finnish Association of Academic Researchers SATY
010
Tampereen tekniikan tieteentekijät ry. 3T 019
Tampere University Association of Researchers and Teachers TATTE
012
University of Turku Researchers, Teachers and Lecturers (TURTLE) TYT
014
University of Vaasa Researchers’ and Teachers’ Association VYTY
015