Join PAM

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Once you have joined PAM, you will receive confirmation by text message. We will also post a welcome letter to you within about two weeks. Your membership will become and remain valid as of the date you join, if you pay your membership fees regularly right from your joining date.

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Membership fee

Your PAM membership fee is 1.5% of your gross pay – in other words, your earnings before tax. For example, the membership fee is 15 euros for monthly pay of €1,000 and 30 euros for pay of €2,000. You can deduct PAM membership fees from your taxes. The easiest way of paying your membership fee is to authorise your employer’s payroll administration to withhold it from your pay. Student membership is free of charge if you do not have an earned income nor receive an allowance by the Unemployment Fund.

When you join PAM, you’ll be entitled to:

  • a collective agreement (incl. better pay and terms and conditions of employment negotiated by the Union on your behalf);
  • a shop steward to support and advise you with any problems at your workplace;
  • PAM’s employment advisory services;
  • legal assistance and a lawyer’s services if you need them to deal with any employment issues;
  • material to monitor terms and conditions of employment;
  • splendid member benefits worth hundreds of euros;
  • earnings-related unemployment benefits in case you lose your job.

You can join PAM if you are currently in paid employment. Unemployed people or those currently on an unpaid period cannot join the Union or the Unemployment Fund. Unpaid periods include unpaid maternity, paternity and parental leave, periods on national sickness and unemployment allowance paid by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), national military service, or full-time studies (in this case, however, you can join as a student member), etc.

Any questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about joining PAM, member benefits or membership fees. We’ll be glad to help you. Send us a message here or call 030 100 600.