Membership fee

A membership in Trade Union JHL is affordable because you can deduct the membership fee in your taxation. If you are working, the JHL membership fee is only one per cent (1%) of your salary. The fee includes comprehensive protection of interests and unemployment security. Join today!

As a member of Trade Union JHL, you’ll get security, support, and advice in various working life situations.

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To calculate how much your membership would cost per month, use the membership fee calculator below. The membership fee is exactly one per cent of your gross income.

You can also calculate the membership fee by using the formula 1 x salary/100. You can deduct the membership fee in your taxation. For more information on making the deduction, visit the Finnish Tax Administration’s website at tax.fi. (in Finnish).

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To pay the membership fee, either authorise your employer to deduct it directly from your salary, or pay it yourself. To calculate your membership fee, use the calculator below.

To calculate your day-to-day salary, divide your total salary by the number of working days, which enables you to calculate the membership fee with the formula above or with the membership fee calculator. The membership fee is based on all taxable earned income before taxes. In addition, you have to pay the membership fee for fringe benefits, holiday pay and holiday compensation.

Membership fee ceiling

Starting from the beginning of 2022, JHL has had a membership fee ceiling in use. The membership fee ceiling is EUR 600 a year.

If the total sum of your membership fees exceeds the membership fee ceiling, you still must pay your membership fee as usual.

Within the following year, JHL will return the sum that exceeds the membership fee ceiling to the member.

Membership fees that exceed the 2022 membership fee ceiling will be returned during spring 2023. Instructions on how to make a return request will be given in late 2022.

Deduction by employer

With the collection agreement, you authorise your employer to deduct the membership fee directly from your salary. You can order a pre-filled collection agreement  from the Membership ServiceOur member services will send you the form, filled in with your information, by post. Sign the form and send it to your employer’s payroll administration.

You can also print out the membership fee collection agreement. The agreement sent to payroll administration will be an authorisation for deducting the membership fee from your salary. Fill in the form, sign it and send it to your employer’s payroll administration. The payroll administration will send a copy of the form to JHL.

Form for becoming a member and collection of the membership fee (pdf, 54 KB, in Finnish)

Instructions to payroll administration (in Finnish)

Paying the membership fee yourself

You can pay the membership fees directly in myJHL through your online bank. Alternatively, you can order payment reference numbers from our Membership Service to pay the membership fee.

Next year’s membership fee payment reference numbers will be sent to self-paying members at the latest in January.

Minimum membership fee and fee for self-employed members

If you have no salary income or comparable income, but you have no reason to be exempted from paying the membership fee, you have to pay the minimum membership fee. The minimum membership fee is EUR 8 per month, which amounts to EUR 96 a year.

You have to pay the minimum membership fee if you have no salary income and you are:

  • under 70 years old and retired*
  • 70 years of age or older
  • on permanent disability pension
  • abroad
  • on working holiday
  • on public servant leave of absence
  • an au pair
  • imprisoned
  • on personal leave
  • a carer.

* The membership fee for members who are 70 years of age or older is EUR 5 a month, a total of EUR 60 a year.

To pay the minimum membership fee, order payment reference numbers from the Membership Service. In January, membership fee payment reference numbers are sent automatically to members paying the minimum membership fee.

Retired members pay their membership fees every quarter of a year. The first payment is due 15 April. Likewise, other members entitled to the minimum membership fee will also pay the fee every quarter of a year.

As for self-employed members, the Trade Union JHL membership fee is EUR 20 a month.