JHL’s members are also members of the unemployment fund. When the conditions are met, the fund creates security in case of unemployment that is higher than the basic unemployment allowance.
Unemployment security is paid to secure the income of unemployed job seekers. Income benefits provided during unemployment are earnings-related daily allowance, basic unemployment allowance and labour market subsidy.
During unemployment, earnings-related daily unemployment benefit is paid to employees who belong to an unemployment fund. Persons who do not belong to an unemployment fund receive basic unemployment allowance from Kela.
In order to receive unemployment benefits, a person who has become unemployed must report to the TE office as an unemployed job seeker. The entitlement to unemployment benefits also usually applies during temporary lay-off periods.
The size of the earnings-related daily allowance is tied to income. Usually, the earnings-related daily allowance is 50–70 per cent of the salary or wages. The size of the basic unemployment allowance changes annually. All unemployment benefits include a child increment the size of which depends on the number of children. The unemployment allowance is income subject to tax.
On the website for the Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund, you will find instructions on what to do if you become unemployed. The fund provides up-to-date services also when it comes to job alternation compensation.