If you work as a manager or as a professional in the private sector in Finland, under Finnish labour legislation, you are welcome to join YTY - Association for Managers and Professionals. Please notice that economists, engineers, BBA graduates and lawyers are organised in their own specialist unions.
The membership subscription in 2019 is 23,75 e/month (285 e/year). Membership of The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO (prev. IAET) is included. The membership fee is fully tax deductible. YTY informs the tax authorities directly of each member's individual payments.
For new members the standard method of payment is 1 or 4 invoices per year based on your selection in the application form. Other methods of payment are listed below.
If you have chosen to pay your membership fee by yourself, an invoice will be sent to your home address (once or four times a year).
Paying an e-invoice is easy. You receive invoices in Netbank. All you have to do is check the invoice information and confirm it. Make an agreement on e-invoice in your Netbank.
In some companies it is a common practice that the membership fee is reduced directly from a member's salary. If this is the case at your workplace, fill out the mandate form and deliver it to your salary department. One copy of it must also be sent back to YTY. Mandate form.pdf
The membership subscription may be reduced on application if the member has no earnings or equivalent compensation, for example due to unemployment, family leave, job alternation leave, studies or long-term sick leave. The discount from the monthly fee is 12 €. Membership subscription reductions may be granted for periods of not less than three full calendar months. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a discretionary subscription rate application form.
Members who have permanently ceased working, for example due to retirement on unemployment or old-age pension, may remain in the union as retired members of YTY.
A retired member retains nearly the same benefits as a regular member. Retired members are no longer enrolled in the unemployment fund, legal advice on employment and liability and legal aid insurance. The If Leisure time accident and travel insurance included in membership remains in force until the end of the year when the member reaches the age of 68 years (coverage for members living permanently in Finland for more than 6 months of the calendar year).
The annual membership fee for a retired member in 2019 is EUR 72, invoiced in a single instalment.
An application for retired membership may be submitted as an informal written request by e-mailing email@example.com. The application must specify resignation from the unemployment fund KOKO as of the date on which retired membership takes effect.
Example of application:
“I would like to apply for retired membership of YTY as of dd.mm.yyyy. I also resign from membership of the unemployment fund KOKO as of the same date.” Signed with name and address.
A member who is temporarily living abroad and no longer covered by the social insurance system of Finland may continue with YTY membership in abeyance for a membership fee of 2 € per month. Members in abeyance may approach YTY for advice and guidance, and receive the YTY magazine at a designated home address abroad. Membership in abeyance does not include membership of the unemployment fund. A member in abeyance also receives a membership card that is valid for discounts negotiated by YTY. All other membership benefits are suspended while membership remains in abeyance. Please note that travel and leisure time accident, legal aid and liability insurance coverage is suspended while membership remains in abeyance.
Please contact the YTY office if you would like to place your membership in abeyance.
Your current YTY membership card is valid until April 2019. Keep it with you at all times, as you can display it to claim various member benefits and it also serves as an insurance card on holiday trips. The card also specifies the membership number that you need when logging into YTY member services online.
Be sure to notify us at once of any changes in your workplace or contact details. You can notify changes through our website, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +358 9 2510 1320.
The details recorded in the membership register include: