For foreigners

As a member of the Finnish Electrical Workers´ Union, you will maximise your employment benefits in Finland.

If you are not yet a member of the Electrical Workers’ Union, join now!

Fill in the membership application.

The membership fee in 2018 is 1.45 % of all taxable earned income.

The membership fee is tax-deductible!

The membership fee is payable on

  • all taxable earnings

  • fringe benefits

  • holiday pay and holiday bonuses

  • notice-period pay and

  • additional remuneration paid at the end of the employment contract

The Finnish Electrical Workers´ Union | Sähköalojen ammattiliitto ry
Aleksanterinkatu 15 | P.O.Box 747 | FIN-33101 TAMPERE
Fax: +358 3 252 0210

Membership register:
Tel: +358 3 252 0400
Telephone hours: 9 am‒3 pm

Looking after members´interests:


The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) has a free advisory service for immigrant employees in Finland. By providing an employment advisory service free of charge, SAK is seeking to help foreigners and immigrant employees enter the world of work and integrate into society in Finland.

The employee rights advisory service for immigrants will be open between
Monday and Thursday from 09.00 to 11.00 and from 12.00 to 15.00.
Telephone: 0800 414 004

In case of unemployment

See the Guide to Unemployment Fund Benefits which is published by the Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ). It provides information about the benefits paid by the unemployment funds: earnings-related allowance paid to the unemployed and job alternation compensation for those taking job alternation leave. It is published in several languages:

Työttömyyskassojen etuusopas 2018

Arbetslöshetskassornas förmånsbroschyr 2018

Guide to Unemployment Fund Benefits 2018

Кассы взаимопомощи, справочник по пособиям на случай безработицы 2018

Töötukassade hüvitiste teatmik 2018