comprehensive and tight branch network gives negotiation power. Active regional
activities are a condition for a successful trusteeship.
branch the following persons are working for your and other members’ best: the
shop steward, the chairman, the staff representative, the secretary, the
membership handler, the informer, the treasurer, the persons in charge of
training and the youth. Give them your support! The branch represents you at
the negotiation table and in the cooperation groups.
member benefit is the legal aid and the legal counselling in matters regarding
the work relationship. The service is free of charge.
As a Jyty
member you are insured by the unemployment fund of The Federation of Private
and Public Sector Employees. If you become unemployed or laid off you are
entitled to income related compensation. The Jyty
shop steward at your work place and the unemployment fund give you advice on
what to do if unemployment is at hand.
not be a gap of more than 30 days between memberships in different unemployment
funds, so when joining Jyty, see to it that also the unemployment fund
membership remains valid. The unemployment fund also gives you advice regarding
compensation for job alternation leave and when applying for training support.
comprehensive instructions on the website of the unemployment fund. From there
you can go to the Web teller, where you among other things can send a benefit
application as well as check its handling and pay days.
Liability and legal protection insurance
A part of
the Jyty member benefits is the liability and legal protection insurance for
professionals at the If insurance company. People insured are union members
working for municipalities, joint municipal authorities and parishes, and
persons in working relationships with companies and institutions owned by
these, as well as, still in the same trade, persons working for other employees
in matters regarding the insured person’s own working relationship. Student
members doing their work practice are also insured. The liability and legal
protection insurance is valid when the membership is six months old.
regarding applying for legal protection one should always turn to the union
liability insurance does not contain so called property damage (late accounts,
financial deficits, etc). Instead the legal protection insurance can be used in
possible trials in these matters. The
liability and legal protection insurance is valid in the Nordic countries. The
insurance conditions and the damage notification forms can be obtained at the
Leisure time accident and traveller´s insurance
all union labour members and employees that are under 68 years old, that
permanently live in Finland more than six months per calendar year and whose
permanent address is in Finland and that belong to the Finnish social security.
Persons working, unemployed and those on a family leave or receiving other
similar statutory compensation are considered to be labour members. The
insurance protection is valid to the end of the year that the insured turns 68
membership is defined on basis of the union or its member branches regulations.
If asked, the union confirms that the damage claimer has had a valid insurance
at the time of the accident.
insurance protection is tied to the organisation membership. If a member quits
or is dismissed from the organization, the insurance protection ends
The Jyty magazine
As a member
benefit you receive the diverse about 44 pages thick Jyty paper every month
(except July-August). Take a look at the latest Jyty paper on the web.
training Jyty offers is every member’s right – and free for members!
for staff representatives
courses meant for the staff representatives you get knowledge about your own
trusteeship at your work place. Jyty trains the persons elected to positions of
trust. Jyty supports studies at the Aktiivi-instituutti courses.
Aktiivi-instituutti is a working life training centre in Helsinki. In
accordance with the training agreements the employer pays salary to those
elected to trusteeship positions (the shop steward, the cooperation
representative, the occupational health and safety delegate, the chairman)for
the training period, since the courses are held on working days during working
for all members
arranges weekend courses that are open to all the members. The courses handle
work health and association activities. The union courses prepare you for
changes in working life and also keep you up to date professionally.
cooperates with many learning institutions that offer vocational training. On
offer are both training leading to exams and further vocational training to the
members’ different occupations.
people aged 20-35 there is the Young Jyty Member training that the head office
pays for in its entirety.
A member is
entitled to compensation for care of children under the age of 12 when the
reason is participation in training in accordance with the training plan. Send
your support application form to the union through your branch.
taken out a Union insurance as protection for the members. This insurance
includes protection for travel and accident in case of damage. For damage
in your profession the union member also has an Occupational liability and
legal protection insurance. On top of
this you are insured with an Organisation insurance when you participate in
members in work practice are also insured. The liability and legal protection
insurance is valid when the membership has lasted six months. On the
union membership card the insurance details are printed, which means it also
works as traveller’s insurance card.
members and their family members are entitled to life and accident insurances,
for which generous discounts, up to 50 per cent, have been negotiated. The
insured party can be the union member and also her/his spouse and children,
also in a case where the member herself/himself has not taken out an insurance.
children we offer a diverse accident insurance that is valid until their 18th
birthday. The protection of both adults and children are valid all over the
Primus is a life and accident insurance that If’s life insurance partner and
Finland’s oldest life insurance company Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö Kaleva are
take out the insurance for yourself and your family at an advantageous member
price. It is now even easier to take out Primus yourself on the net. By
purchasing on the net you receive a 10% discount on the charge of the first
level of your need for a life insurance and purchase the insurance on the
insurance conditions for all Jyty members are described more in detail on If´s website
As a Jyty
member you can rent high class holiday apartments and cabins all around Finland
at a member price.
can apply for the Jyty training foundation scholarship for additional
vocational training for your work. More about applying in the Jyty paper. More
information from Vesa-Matti Mäkinen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
arranges a lot of different events both regionally and nationally. At many
events a more theoretic part is combined with freer and more relaxed
autumn and winter days gather hundreds of Jyty members from around Finland to
spend their spare time in a relaxed way. The days are always arranged in
different places in Finland and the right to arrange the days is granted by the
union board based on applications from the branches. The branches had better
apply well ahead of the days – at least 18 months before the event. The days
contain nice competitions, in which the branches or the regions can participate
with their own teams. The competitions are for fun.
On top of
this you receive benefits regarding cars, accommodation, travel, banking,
subscriptions and living.