Membership Fees

Tehy membership fee is 1,1% of the gross income of those members who are in employment but not more than 600 euro per annum. However, the subscription shall not be less than 6 euro per month. A Tehy member can mandate his/her employer to directly deduct the fee from the salary.

A member can be exempt from the membership fee on the basis of eg. the following reasons:

  • full-time students who are studying for a second level or degree qualification or for a further degree
  • members who are on unpaid maternity or parental leave
  • members who are unemployed
  • members who are conscripted into national military or civilian service
  • Members who are on unpaid sick leave or on rehabilitation benefit
  • Members who are employed abroad : if employed by a Finnish employer will pay 1,1 % of their gross earnings.

Please note: should a member who is exempt from membership subscription be in paid employment during a period of exemption, the subsciption will be 1,1 % of his/her total earned income.

Remember to inform Tehy if there are changes in your membership status i.e. if you finish your studies, become unemployed, go on maternity leave etc.

Authorising the employer to deduct the membership fee (suoraperintä)

This is the most convenient way of paying the membership fee. Give your employer the top copy of the membership application form which shows that you have joined the union. This document gives your employer the authorisation to deduct your membership fee on behalf of the union. Check your payslip to make sure that your employer has started to collect your subscription.

You can check your membership fee by using the membership fee calculator.

Paying the subscription yourself

You can pay the subscription yourself if, for example, your employer will not deduct it from your salary or you are on a longer leave.

The subscription is tax deductible (verovähennyskelpoinen)

Tehy will inform the taxation authorities of the paid membership fees. Check your tax return to make sure that these have been taken into account. After tax, the actual rate of membership fee is around 0,6 - 0,8 %.