Membership fees

The member’s life situation is taken into account in the membership fees of the Union of Professionals in Natural, Environmental and Forestry Sciences Loimu.

Full member (EUR 32/month)

Loimu’s official members have a university degree in natural, forestry or environmental sciences or are working in the Loimu field.

All member services and benefits are included in the membership:

  • Loimu’s legal services and interests representation in the labour market
  • Career services on the basis of individual needs
  • Unemployment fund membership
  • Traveller’s insurance
  • Danske Bank benefits, Member+ service benefits and cottage rental
  • Loimu’s member events, member association activities and possibility to apply for Loimu’s positions of trust
  • The Loimu magazine, member letters, Akava calendar

Please note that you will have to join the unemployment fund separately. Without the unemployment fund membership the membership fee is EUR 26.75/month.

How do I apply for the discounted membership fee?

A full member can apply for a discounted membership fee due, for example, to low income, grant period or parental leave. The discounted membership fee must be separately applied for.

    • When your gross income is less than EUR 2,000/month, the membership fee is EUR 16.00/month.
    • When your gross income is EUR 2,000–2,600/month, the membership fee is EUR 24.00/month.

      Income means salary, entrepreneur’s earnings, grants, unemployment allowance, maternity allowance and similar income.  The discounted fee is the same even without the unemployment fund membership.

      The membership fee includes the unemployment fund membership fee and all Loimu’s services and benefits.

  • Discounted membership fee EUR 16.00/month.
    The membership fee does not include the unemployment fund membership fee.

  • Discounted membership fee EUR 11.00/month.
    You can apply for the discounted membership fee for the grant period if you are not employed and the grant is your only income.
    The membership fee includes the unemployment fund membership fee and all Loimu’s services and benefits. Please note that the work requirement does not accrue during the grant period.

  • If you are on parental leave and your only income is the home care allowance, the discounted membership fee is EUR 11.00/month.

  • Discounted membership fee EUR 7.00/month. Includes the unemployment fund membership fee. The membership fee without the unemployment fund EUR 2.00/month.

  • Discounted membership fee EUR 16.00/month. When moving abroad, please check whether the unemployment fund membership continues.

  • Discounted membership fee EUR 16.00/month.

  • Discounted membership fee EUR 7.00/month. Includes the unemployment fund membership fee. The membership fee without the unemployment fund EUR 2.00/month.

    The studies must be full-time studies and only 50% working hours are allowed simultaneously.  You can be a student member for a maximum of ten years. The study period of the first degree is also included in the ten years.

Recently graduated member (EUR 16/month)

A member who has graduated during the previous calendar year and was a Loimu member when graduating will automatically pay a reduced price for the year following the graduation and starts to pay the full price only in the year thereafter. During the graduation year, the membership fee is the same as the student membership fee.

All member services and benefits are included in the membership:

  • Loimu’s legal services and interests representation in the labour market
  • Career services on the basis of individual needs
  • Unemployment fund membership
  • Traveller’s insurance
  • Danske Bank benefits, Member+ service benefits and cottage rental
  • Loimu’s member events, member association activities and possibility to apply for Loimu’s positions of trust
  • The Loimu magazine, member letters, Akava calendar
  • Loimu’s Youth Network

Please note that you will have to join the unemployment fund separately.

 

Student member

Loimu’s student members are studying for their first university degree in natural, forestry or environmental sciences. You can be a student member for a maximum of 10 years.

Membership without the unemployment fund (EUR 2/month)

All Loimu’s member services and benefits are included in the membership:

  • Loimu’s legal services and interests representation in the labour market
  • Career services on the basis of individual needs
  • Traveller’s insurance
  • Danske Bank benefits, Member+ service benefits and cottage rental
  • Loimu’s member events, member association activities and possibility to apply for Loimu’s positions of trust
  • Activities of Loimu’s local student association
  • Loimu’s student networks
  • The Loimu magazine, member letters, Akava calendar

Loimu membership and the unemployment fund membership (EUR 7/month)

All Loimu’s member services and benefits mentioned above are included in the membership and also the Unemployment Fund for Higher Educated Employees Erko’s membership. You can join the unemployment fund when you are currently employed.

Senior member (EUR 3/month)

Senior members are members who are permanently or full-time retired or on a years-of-service pension preceding that.

The membership includes:

  • Loimu’s free-time benefits
  • Danske Bank benefits
  • Traveller’s insurance until the end of the retirement year
  • The Loimu magazine, member letters, Akava calendar

Supporting member (EUR 8.25/month)

Supporting members are members who do not need Loimu’s advocacy services or the unemployment fund membership. Supporting members do not have the right to vote in Loimu’s elections.

The membership includes:

  • The Loimu magazine, member letters, Akava calendar
  • Loimu’s webinars
  • Career service recordings on Loimu’s member website

 

  • Member services

    Phoneservice Mon-Thu at 9 – 12. In June and August from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon. In July our office is closed.