An employer collection agreement is a document with which the employee can authorise the employer to collect the trade union membership fee from the salary. Most PAM members have made such an agreement with their employers. It’s the easiest way to deal with the membership fee. It means that you will not have to calculate the amount of your fee every month (1.5% from your gross salary income), as the employer will do it for you. You just need to check each payslip to make sure the fee has been collected from your pay. Please note that if you have several employers, you will have to make a separate employer collection agreement with each one of them.
You must complete the employer collection agreement and submit it to the union for processing before the employer collection can begin. The date when the collection of membership fees begins is the first date of the pay period, not the payment date. Let the union know if the employer collection of membership fees is interrupted or terminated.
Electronic employer collection agreement (select this if you want PAM to send the employer collection agreement to your employer)
Printable employer collection agreement (select this if you want to send the employer collection agreement to your employer yourself)
An employer collection agreement only pertains to the employer with whom it has been made. If you have several different employers, remember to make a separate employer collection agreement with everyone to make sure your membership fees are collected.
It’s important that you pay your membership fee from all of your employment contracts, as this has an impact on the amount and level of your unemployment allowance, if you end up needing one.
If you change workplaces
If you change workplaces, remember to update your workplace information in the PAM e-service . Remember to also announce the collection of membership fees (employer collection agreement) with the information of your new employer.
Fixed-term contracts and employer collection agreements
When a fixed-term contract ends, the employer collection of membership fees specified in the agreement ends as well. If you enter into a new fixed-term contract with the same employer within three months, the employer collection can continue automatically.
If more than three months has passed between two contracts (with the same employer), you will have to make a new employer collection agreement. Remember to check your payslip to make sure your employer has collected your union membership fee.