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Can I join as a student member?

Trade Union Pro is the trade union of educated professionals which can be joined as early as during your studies. It’s a good idea to join Trade Union Pro while still a student: student membership is free, and you get the same benefits as other members.

Our members who graduate from universities of applied sciences include engineers, building engineers, those with bachelor’s degrees in business administration, and laboratory analysts. Pro members who graduate from universities include economists, those with master’s degrees in engineering, and scientists. 

Those with vocational qualifications in business administration or business information technology, laboratory workers, media assistants and other graduates of secondary-level institutes are also welcome to join Pro as student members.

Our members are trained professionals who work in demanding expert, planning, managerial, and other clerical positions. In particular, people who find work in Pro’s contractual sectors are graduates of technical and transportation or business and administrative training programmes at universities and vocational training graduates.

Are you a student? Choose the membership that’s suitable for you and join Pro as a student member.

Gold level

when you focus only on studying

Many students work while studying. In working life, it’s important to know your rights. As a Pro member, our experts will be at your disposal. For example, before signing an employment contract you can check that your salary corresponds to the work requirements and that the working conditions are in order. Information about working life and your field is available from many places, including our website.

You can also enjoy Pro’s cash benefits in your free time, for instance in the form of accident insurance during travel and free time. We also offer training and events to help you increase your knowledge of working life. Our career service, Pro Noste, supports you in career planning, job searches and development at work.

As a member, you will receive assistance in all employment matters. You will also receive legal aid under the same conditions as full members of Pro. 

The benefits of gold membership:

  • Free travel insurance
  • Free accident insurance
  • Free training and webinars
  • Personalised career coaching
  • Advice on entrepreneurship and business
  • Events and networking
  • Pro holiday places
  • Working life experts at your disposal

Become a member of Opiskelijaliitto Pro for free.

Platinum level

When working while studying

Student unemployment security

In addition to all Pro member benefits, Platinum level student membership includes earnings-linked income security for the unemployed if you meet the requirements while working. If you work alongside your studies and the minimum working conditions required for earnings-linked unemployment security are met, you accumulate the right to this security.

Student unemployment fund

Membership in Pro’s unemployment fund starts no earlier than the start date of the employment relationship and the payment of the membership fee. When you get a job, send an email to  jasenasiat@proliitto.fi to inform us of your workplace name, workplace locality and the starting date of the employment relationship. It is only possible to belong to one unemployment fund at a time. 

Membership in the unemployment fund continues when you pay a membership fee for every month for which you accumulate salary income.

A self-employed person cannot join the Työttömyyskassa Pro unemployment fund. Note: a person employed in their spouse’s company is considered self-employed.

The benefits of platinum membership:

  • Free travel insurance
  • Free accident insurance
  • Free training and webinars
  • Personalised career coaching
  • Advice on entrepreneurship and business
  • Events and networking
  • Pro holiday places
  • Working life experts at your disposal
  • Earnings-linked unemployment security

The membership fee of €7.50 per month is fully tax-deductible.

You will accumulate earnings-linked unemployment security when the terms are met, and you will only pay a membership fee if you work alongside your studies or are undergoing a paid traineeship.

Diamond offer for recent graduates

Take advantage of Pro’s diamond offer and enjoy a reduced membership fee until the end of the year of graduation and for the following full calendar year.

Diamond-level membership includes:

  • Free travel insurance
  • Free accident insurance
  • Free training and webinars
  • Personalised career coaching
  • Events
  • Networking
  • Pro holiday places
  • Working life experts at your disposal
  • Työttömyyskassa Pro unemployment fund membership: you can accumulate earnings-linked unemployment security
  • Collective bargaining agreement for your sector: a considerably better basis for negotiating working conditions than is required by law
  • Support of a shop steward

The membership fee is fully tax-deductible.

You pay only 0.9 % of your income (max. €49 per month) until the end of the year of graduation and for the following calendar year. You can avail of this offer by joining within six months after you have graduated. 

The offer is valid no later than 31 December 2020 for those transferring to diamond level, and enters into force from the date of completion of the membership form.  The offer cannot be availed of retroactively, and you will pay a normal membership fee after the period ends. We may ask for a copy of your diploma as proof of graduation. At the same time, you will become a full member of Trade Union Pro.

Fill in the form and join now (the form is in Finnish).

Become a student member