Our partners

The Open Unemployment Fund works in partnership with several trade unions and most of our members belong to a trade union. Trade unions are on the side of the worker and bring security to working life.

At the Open Unemployment Fund, we make sure that our members have a financial safety net. For the best protection throughout your working life, join a union and an unemployment fund.

Below you will find our affiliations and information about the services and benefits they offer.

Trade unions

Industrial Union
The Finnish Construction Trade Union
The Union of Journalists in Finland
The Finnish Musicians’ Union
Finnish Actors Union
Trade Union for Theatre and Media Finland, Teme
Ay-toimihenkilöt
Finnish Transport Workers’ Union AKT (as of 1 of January 2023)
The Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU (as of 1 of January 2023)
The Finnish Seafarers´ Union FSU (as of 1 of January 2023)

See also

We also work with a number of other organisations that provide useful services for the unemployed.

Other partners

Anyone working in the sectors of Industrial Union can become a member of the Industrial Union. Click on the links to go the Industrial Union’s website.

Information on membership and how to become a member

Membership benefits in Industrial Union

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The Finnish Construction Trade Union

A person who is employed by a company operating in the fields covered by the Construction Union can become a member of the Union. Click on the links to go to the website of the Construction Union.

Information on membership and how to become a member

Membership benefits in Construction Union (in Finnish)

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To become a member of the Journalists Union, you must earn most of your income from journalism, media, publishing or communications work, be a freelancer in the field who earns most of his or her income from journalism, media, publishing or communications work, be a teacher or researcher in the field or be a student in a media profession.

Click on the links to go to the Journalists Union website.

Information on membership and how to become a member

Membership benefits in the Journalists Union

Information on available grants

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Membership of the Musicians’ Union is open to people working in the fields covered by the Musicians’ Union, such as orchestral musicians or freelance musicians working in various sectors of the music industry. Click on the links to go to the Musicians’ Union website.

Information on membership and how to become a member

Membership services and benefits in the Musicians’ Union

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Finnish Actors Union

Membership of the Actors Union is open to people who are employed or trained as actors, singers or dancers. Click on the links to go to the Actors Union website.

Information on membership and benefits in the Actors Union

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Teme, the union of theatre and media workers, is open to people working in the fields of audiovisual, film, circus, dance and theatre. Click on the links to go to the Teme website.

Information on membership, benefits and services in Teme

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Ay-toimihenkilöt ry accepts as members all those who work for the SAK, SAK unions and unemployment funds. Membership is also open to persons working in organisations close to the SAK trade union movement, provided that they are mainly covered by the collective agreement concluded by the Ay-toimihenkilöt.

Go to Ay-toimihenkilöt website (only in Finnish)

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Other partners

TE Services offer support for job search and guidance on, among other things, services to promote employment. The TE services website has been redesigned and can now be found at www.tyomarkkinatori.fi.

Go to Työmarkkinatori

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Työttömien ay-jäsenten tukiyhdistys ry (the unemployed trade union members’ support association, or Tatsi) is an advocacy and service organisation for the unemployed. Tatsi organises support and training for the unemployed, provides information and builds new models of action through projects.

Go to Tatsi’s website (only in Finnish)

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Workers’ Educational Association WEA Finland (or Työväen Sivistysliitto, TSL in short) is an educational institution of organisations committed to the values of the labour movement, which encourages people to make a difference in society.

Go to TSL’s website

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