Discounted membership fees
You may be given a discount on the full TEK membership fee on the grounds specified below, provided that the total membership fee does not fall below the prescribed minimum of EUR 117 per year (EUR 9,75/month) for a member of the unemployment fund or EUR 51 per year for other TEK members.
You can send your application for a membership fee discount in writing to the membership service as an informal letter specifying the name of the applicant, the reason for the requested discount, and the date on which the discount will begin and end. Please include documents that verify the reasons for your application, such as a statement for family leave or full-time studies.
You can send your application to member(ät)tek.fi. If you prefer, you can send it in a secured email, read more here.
The reason for the discount must continue for an uninterrupted period of at least three months for you to qualify for the discount. A discount may be given retroactively only from the beginning of the year. You must send your discount application during the same year, latest on 31 December. Please note, you cannot apply for a retroactive discount for previous years. The discount for spouses always starts in the beginning of the month following the application.
If the reason for your membership fee discount ends earlier than the granted discount period, then you must notify TEK. A discount ends when the reason for the discount ends.
Please note, members are not eligible for a discounted membership fee, if they are working part time (e.g. part-time retirement, partial child care leave, part-time work).
Unemployment or layoff
The discount application must include a copy of your last unemployment payment notice from either your unemployment fund or Kela or a copy of a layoff notice from your employer, if you have been laid off recently and have not yet received unemployment payment.
A discount will be given for a period of unemployment or layoff lasting until the end of the calendar year. You may re-apply for an extension on your discount, if the unemployment or layoff period continues into the following year.
If you apply for the discount retroactively after your unemployment or layoff has ended, the discount will be granted for the period of unemployment or layoff stated in the application. Please note, you cannot apply for a retroactive discount for previous years.
The discount application must include a copy of the maternity, parental or homecarer allowance notice from Kela.
The discount will be given for the period when the employer pays no salary.
The discount application must include a certificate of childcare leave issued by your employer or a copy of the notification from Kela regarding child home care allowance.
Unpaid full-time studies
The discount application must include a copy of a student grant decision.
The discount will be given for no longer than two years on each application.
Job alternation leave and leave of absence (unpaid)
The discount application must include a certificate specifying the agreement with your employer.
The discount will be given for the unpaid period of leave.
DISCOUNT FOR SPOUSES
A full member of TEK whose married or unmarried spouse is also a full member may be granted an annual discount of EUR 69 (EUR 5,75/month) in the membership fee. Only the spouse paying the full membership fee may receive a subsidised magazine.
The application must specify the name, date of birth and address of the applicant and spouse. The discount for spouses always starts in the beginning of the month following the application.
The discount application must include a certificate of unpaid sick leave.
The discount will be given for a period of unpaid sick leave, for a period of two years per application.
Military or non-military service
The discount application must include a copy of the call-up order.
The discount will be given for 6-12 months.