Our employee members can choose to belong to the Unemployment Fund for Higher Educated Employees Erko.
When you have
been a member in the unemployment fund and working under a work contract for a minimum
of half a year, the unemployment fund can grant you an earnings-related
allowance if you become unemployed. The membership fee for the unemployment
fund is included in the membership fee of KAJ.
Note that you are entitled to pay a membership fee also for the benefits paid by the Unemployment Fund for Higher Educated Employees Erko (e.g. earnings-related allowance, alternation allowance and educational support).
If you are an independent professional/entrepreneur member, you should join the Ammatinharjoittajien ja yrittäjien työttömyyskassa AYT or Suomen yrittäjien työttömyyskassa (SYT) to insure yourself against unemployment.