Membership

Join PAM if you work in the private service sector! PAM negotiates collective agreements for service sectors and safeguards its members’ interests at workplaces. As a member of PAM you are entitled to all union membership services, such as employment advice, training and if needed legal assistance and the services of a lawyer. You also get earnings-related unemployment allowance, if you lose your job.

Join PAM

  • as a member if you work in the private service sector. PAM members include waiters, cleaners, hairdressers, chefs, security guards, retail employees and many other service sector professionals.
  • as a student member if you are studying for a service sector occupation and not working at the same time. Student membership is free!

Membership is worth it

As a member of PAM, you can leave your worries behind at work. We make sure that you are treated fairly, your wages are paid correctly and that laws and agreements are respected at your workplace.

PAM advises members on employment matters around 50,000 times a year and is involved in solving around 1000 disputes. The majority of workplace disputes have to do with an employee´s wages being underpaid. Disputes can also be about working time, termination of employment or getting extra working hours.

Membership fee
PAM’s membership fee is 1.5% of gross pay. For example, on monthly pay of 1000 euros the membership fee is 15 €. You get part of the membership fee back in taxation. Student membership is free!