Questions about membership fee? A need for legal assistance?

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Art and Culture Professionals’ Trade Union TAKU
Ratavartijankatu 2 A
00520 Helsinki

TAKU office contact details


Akava Special Branches summer 2023:

  • Employment Councelling, Mon-Fri from 10.00 to 14.00
  • Member Services, Mon-Fri from 9.00 to 16.00

Updating member information, payment issues

You can update your member information (contact details, employment, information about studies or graduation) online or by filling out one of these forms. In membership fee or member card matters, you can contact:

Akava Special Branches’ membership officials at your service on weekdays
tel. +358 800 135 375 (Monday to Friday 09.00–16.00, free number)

When sending an email, remember to write your full name, date of birth and member number. In urgent matters, we recommend calling.

Legal services

If you need advice about signing an employment contract, dismissals, redundancy procedures, or matters related to employment and unemployment security, contact:

Public-sector employment counselling service, tel. +358 800 135 380
Private-sector employment counselling service, tel. +358 800 135 350
(weekdays 09.00–14.00, free numbers)

When emailing, state your name, telephone number, member number, trade union (i.e., TAKU), employer sector (private, municipal, state, higher education, association, parish, self-employed or business owner) and describe the matter you need help in.

Unemployment Fund for Higher Educated Employees ERKO

In matters regarding earnings-related unemployment benefit, contact ERKO:

tel. +358 9 7206 4343 (Monday to Thursday 12.00–15.00, check opening hours in summer form Erko's web page )
ERKO online services

Travel insurance and accident insurance

Turva insurance provider
Customer service, tel. +358 1019 5110 (08.00–18.00)
Compensation, tel. +358 1019 5108 (09.00–17.00)

Liability insurance and legal expenses insurance

If insurance provider
Customer service, tel. +358 10 19 19 (08.00–20.00)
Compensation, tel. +358 10 19 18 18 (09.00–17.00)

NB! Opening hours may change during holiday seasons and around public holidays. See the website of the company you are calling for more information.