Join Skilla

Stay on the cutting edge of working life – become a Skilla member!

How to fill the membership application

  1. Fill in your contact details.
  2. In Becoming a Member, choose Skilla as your member organisation.
  3. Important for students regarding the Erko Unemployment Fund: Our Student Pro membership includes the fund and costs €96/year, whereas our Student Basic membership (€10/year) does not include the fund. Read more on membership fees below.

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Akava Special Branches

Akava Special Branches provides our members with legal advice and member services (such as membership fees). They also offer training, career services and other member benefits.

Akava Special Branches donates €1 to charity for each new members. The sum is split between HelsinkiMissio and The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

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Erko Unemployment Fund

As a Skilla and Akava Special Branches member, your unemployment benefit is managed by Unemployment Fund for Higher Educated Employees Erko, and you may be entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance, job alternation compensation or other fund benefits. The fund’s membership fee is included in the union’s membership fee. Students may choose upon joining whether to join the fund (Student Pro, €96 / year) or not (Student Basic, €10 / year).

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Member benefits

What will you get when you join?

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Membership fees

  • Membership fee: Employees

    As of 2021, your membership fee is 1.1 % of your employment income subject to income tax.


    Skilla’s autumn general meeting 2021 will decide on a new, fixed membership fee. Read more >>

  • Membership fee: Students

    As of 2021, we have two student member types:

    • Student Pro (includes unemployment fund membership) € 96 / year
    • Student Basic (does not include unemployment fund membership) €10 / year

    We recommend Student Pro because belonging in an unemployment fund works like insurance: in case of unemployment, you may be entitled to higher unemployment benefit.

    Read more on fees >>
    Read more on unemployment fund membership >>

  • Membership fee: Others

    If you are unemployed, on family leave or have no unemployment income, your membership fee is usually €8 / month. Check out Akava Special Branches’ website for information pertaining to your particular situation.


Changing unions? Make sure your membership transfers without a break.

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