This includes the fee for membership of The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO. Members who join during the year pay a fee corresponding to the number of whole calendar months remaining in the year.
All TEK membership fees are tax-deductible. TEK sends details of membership fee payments directly to the tax authority.
MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR PENSIONERS
Retired members fee is 42 EUR. Fee for the optional AlmaTalent magazines (2) is 69 EUR per year (5,75 EUR per month), when the magazines are delivered to an address in Finland. This policy also applies to members on unemployment and disability pension. The member must notify the TEK membership registry of retirement by e-mail member(ät)tek.fi or if you are not TEK member yet, please join here. The change will take effect from the start of the month following notification.
MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR STUDENT MEMBERS
Student membership is free of charge. If you are working it pays to be a member at the KOKO unemployment fund (6,25 €/month). Visit KOKO fund's website for more information.
TEK MEMBERS NOT ENROLLED IN The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO
Members who do not belong to the KOKO unemployment fund are not required to pay the fund subscription fee (75 EUR per year or 6,25 EUR per month).
A member who wishes to resign from the KOKO unemployment fund must notify the membership register in writing. A resignation form is available for this purpose (pdf form). Retroactive resignation is not permitted.
A member who joins another unemployment fund must do so within one month of resigning from the KOKO unemployment fund in order to enjoy credit for membership of the previous fund
MEMBERSHIP FEE WHEN LIVING ABROAD
A regular member living outside of the Nordic countries pays a membership fee of 123 EUR or 10,25 EUR per month during time spent abroad. This includes a subscription to Tekniikan Akateemiset magazine and membership of the unemployment fund. NB! Members should check the regulations governing unemployment benefits abroad.
FEES FOR JOINT MEMBERSHIP
RIL-TEK membership: check website at www.ril.fi for further details.
SAFA-TEK membership: check website at www.safa.fi for further details.
OAJ-TEK membership: annual fee of EUR 107 for parallel membership of TEK.
TFiF-TEK membership: check website at www.tfif.fi for further details.
CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PAY THE MEMBERSHIP FEE
Failure to pay the TEK membership fee will result in suspension of access to TEK member services such as magazines and the TEKrekry job placement scheme.
A member who fails to pay the membership fee will be discharged from membership of TEK at the end of the calendar year. This may also result in termination of the unemployment fund membership.
The member may only be reinstated by paying outstanding membership fee arrears.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
For further details of membership fees, please call the TEK membership register on 09 2291 2291. Your enquiry will be handled by Ira Enckell and Salla Lindholm. You may also contact the membership register by e-mailing jasenrekisteri(ät)tek.fi. Further details of unemployment insurance for self-employed members is available by telephone from the AYT unemployment fund toll-free advisory line: 0800-9-0888.