KOKO unemployment fund’s membership
You should join an unemployment fund as soon as you are in paid employment. The work can be valid for an indefinite period, fixed-term or part-time, and you can also join the fund during your studies while doing summer work or part-time work. If you are not yet a member of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland, fill in the membership form and join the fund at the same time.
If you are already a member of the Professional Engineers in Finland, you can join the KOKO fund by logging in to the eService of member pages by going to “membership information”. Be sure to update your contact information at the same time. Joining the fund requires filling in employment information with your own membership information. You can also check on the member pages if you are already a member of the fund.
In paid employment
You should join the unemployment fund as soon as you are in paid employment. You cannot join the unemployment fund when you are, for example, unemployed, completely laid off, or on childcare leave. You cannot join the unemployment fund retroactively.
You can join the unemployment fund when you are employed during your studies. The employment fund should be joined as soon as the first paid relationship begins. You can join even if the work is not related to the field of technology.
KOKO unemploymet fund membership fee
The KOKO unemployment fund membership fee is EUR63 in 2022. If you are already a member of another unemployment fund, you can switch to the KOKO fund.
The membership fee of the fund is charged with the membership fee of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland . Student members are charged an annual membership fee.
Changing unemployment funds
You can change your unemployment fund when you are in paid employment. When the unemployment fund is changed, a membership application will first be sent to the new fund, and the old fund will be terminated only after confirmation of membership in the new fund has been received. The membership fee must be paid to the old fund until the date of termination.
For matters related to the change of the unemployment fund, you can contact the union’s customer service if necessary.