Contact information 

Please notice that PAM and Unemployment Fund helplines are experiencing high call volumes especially in the morning. Answers to many questions is found on our web site.

Membership services

030 100 630 10 am to 2 pm

Employment advice

030 100 625  10 am to 2 pm

Unemployment benefit advice 020 690 211 10 am to 2 pm

Student membership

Updated: 24.05.2022

PAM’s student membership is free of charge!  Join here.

We recommend you to join as our student member if you study service sector profession at Vocational school or University of Applied Sciences. You can join as PAM's student member if you study:

  • Business and Business Administration
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Restaurant and Catering Services (Cook, Waiter/Waitress)
  • Tourism Industry (Hospitality, Tourism and Reception work
  • Cleaning and Property Maintenance Services (Property Maintenace Operative, Facility Maintenance, Housekeeping)
  • Safety and Security (Security Officer)
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Care (Beauty Therapist, Hairdresser, Beauty Consultant, Barber)
  • Logistics (Warehouse Operative)
  • Pharmaceutics (Pharmaceutical Technician)
  • Horticulture (Floristry And Horticultural Business)
  • Natural and Environmental Protection (Nature Guide)

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There are many benefits for members: PAM gives you information on working conditions and salary in your sector, and when you go to work you are aware of your own rights. You also get access to PAM trainings and events for free. In addition, you have other worthy membership benefits at your disposal.

A student member is not entitled to legal aid, compensation for industrial action, employment assistance, unemployment allowances or the right to vote in union elections.

"The benefits for PAM members are very good. Already during your studies, it is worth belonging to PAM. You will get a lot of useful information about working life and you can participate in free events. In these events, I have made several new friends and I would not have had these experiences and friends anywhere else! ”

Nea, PAM member   

If you work while studying

If you are a student member and you work (for example, in the summer or in addition to your studies), you should join as a full member, in which case you pay the membership fee. Become a member here.

In addition to the studies, the membership fee is normally paid for the salary earned. When you study full-time and do not work while studying, you are entitled to a membership fee exemption. Please note that the information is not automatically transferred from the educational institutions, but you have to take care of the notification to PAM yourself. When the work is completed and the studies continue, you only notify PAM that your work has been completed, and you will receive a membership fee exemption for the duration of the studies.

When you are at work and belong to PAM, you accumulate a condition of employment 
If you ever become unemployed, you can receive earnings-related unemployment allowance, or earnings-related daily allowance. On condition that you have fulfilled the employment condition. The employment condition must be met during the membership period of PAM's Unemployment Fund. You must be in paid employment for at least 26 calendar weeks during your membership. The employment condition is accrued every calendar week in which you have worked for at least 18 hours and paid a membership fee on your salary income.T he condition of employment is also accumulated by all part-time jobs, such as summer jobs. Therefore, it is worth joining PAM, even if only for summer work!

When you graduate

When your studies end, your student membership also ends. As soon as you go to work, you should join PAM as a full member. Join here.

When you are a member, you get help with employment-related issues such as pay, shifts, working hours and holidays. Membership also includes membership in the Unemployment Fund, meaning you are also taken care of in case of unemployment. Trade union membership is the best security and support in working life!

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