Home » Membership » Manage your membership » Update your member information » Resigning from the union Resigning from PAM A change in your life situation does not mean you need to resign from the union – notify PAM about a period without salary! You do not need to resign from the union if your life situation changes. You have the right to a period without membership fees for as long as you are not receiving a salary. Manage your membership Join PAM Transferring to PAM from another union Who can join PAM? Members share: Why I joined PAM PAM for Couriers E-services Paying membership fee Recommend membership Update your member information Resigning from the union From student to full member Local branches You do not need to resign from the union if your situation changes, and you start full-time studies, a period of family leave or military service, or start receiving a sickness allowance (sairauspäiväraha) or unemployment allowance (työttömyyspäiväraha) from Kela. Instead, you have the right to a period without membership fees for as long as you are not receiving a salary. During the period with no salary, your membership will continue. You only need to start paying membership fees when you return to work. Read more about changes in your life situation that give you the right to a period without membership fees. You only need to notify PAM if you are not receiving a salary or a benefit from the unemployment fund. The easiest way to make the notification about months without membership fees is to log in to PAM’s e-services with your online bank credentials or a mobile certificate. Also remember to notify PAM when you return to work so that your membership fee payments can be continued, and your membership stays up to date. If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received, give us feedback instead of resigning If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received from the union, we hope that you will give us feedback instead of resigning. We do our best to develop our services and operations, and direct feedback from members is very important to us. Every member is important to us, and we can influence and improve our shared conditions in the service sector together! If you still wish to resign from the union, please submit a notice of resignation If you still wish to resign from the union, please submit a notice in PAM’s eService. If your employer has been charging your membership fees from your salary, ask your workplace’s salary department to stop charging PAM’s membership fees starting from your resignation date. Please also remember to check your next payslip to make sure that the union membership fees have not been charged. A member is considered to have resigned starting from the day that they have indicated as their resignation date. However, the resignation date cannot be in the past, so any paid membership fees cannot be refunded. If there are unpaid membership fees from before the resignation date, the membership is considered to have ended on the date until which the membership fees have been paid. Please remember that you are always welcome to join PAM again, whatever the reason for your resignation!