Select the best – select Pro
Trade Union Pro is the professionals' own trade union, already while still studying. Our members are professionals who have a bachelor's or master's degree from university or polytechnic. Our student members are mainly students from business economics and technology.
Our members graduating from a polytechnic can be engineers, construction supervisors, Bachelors of Business Administration, and laboratory analysts, for instance. Pro's student members graduating from university can be, for example, Masters of Science in Economics, Masters of Science in Engineering, and Masters of Natural Science.
Our members who have completed upper secondary vocational education and training are laboratory workers, design assistants, information technology graduates, and business college graduates.
Loyal friend – in work and time off
Many students work during their study years. In working life, it is important to know one's rights. As a member, all our experts are at your disposal. You can, for example, check before signing a contract whether your salary corresponds to the requirements of the position and that the terms of employment are valid. Information on working life and your field is available in Pro's membership magazine and on our website.
There are also many valuable benefits available for you during your free time, such as free accident insurance for travel and leisure. We also offer training and events where you can learn more about subjects relating to the working life and your career. Pro's career service supports you in planning your career, applying for work, and in developing in your work.
As a member, assistance is available for you in all issues and situations related to your work. The membership includes earnings-related income security, if the relevant terms are met while working. Read more on the website of the Unemployment Fund Pro.
Can I join as a student member?
People who are studying on full-time basis in a programme leading to a qualification can join Pro as student members.
Student members pay their membership fee to the Students' Union of Trade Union Pro and to the Unemployment Fund Pro. The membership fee is paid only for the months of employment. In 2013, the membership fee is 1.2% of earnings subject to tax withholding, the monthly minimum fee being 9 euros and the maximum 46,20 euros.
Student members have the same benefits as other members. The Students' Union of Trade Union Pro does not, however, have a representative in the highest decision-making body, in the body of representatives. Please note that you cannot join the Students' Union of Trade Union Pro, if you currently hold a membership in one of Trade Union Pro's member unions.
Only the best for the best – become a student member of Pro today. Your membership in the Students' Union of Trade Union Pro begins when we receive your completed Internet form and lasts for the duration of your studies, with the maximum duration of five years.
Your membership in the Unemployment Fund Pro starts at the earliest on the date of the start of the employment and of the date of paying the membership fee. You can only be a member of one unemployment fund at a time.
Your membership in the fund stays in force if you pay the membership fee for all months during which you have earned income.
Entrepreneurs cannot join the Unemployment Fund Pro. Please note that a person working for a company owned by his or her spouse can also be considered an entrepreneur.
What is Pro?
Trade Union Pro is a trade union for professionals working as clerical employees, experts, and supervisors.
Pro – a member of the Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK – is politically independent trade union and negotiates about 60 collective agreements.
130,000 wage-earners have already selected us as the supervisor of their interests. The sound of a band this large is loud and clear. By joining us you can get your voice heard as well.
Pro has influence in
• technology industry
• construction and related fields
• forest, chemical, and food industry
• transportation and logistics
• data communications, communications, and energy fields
• banks and financial groups
• financing companies, handling of money, and value transportation
• credit information and collection fields