Questions about membership fee? A need for legal assistance?
Art and Culture Professionals’ Trade Union TAKU
Mikonkatu 8 A
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
tel. +358 800 135 375 (Tuesday–Thursday 09.00–14.00, free number)
When emailing, remember to state your full name, date of birth and member number. In urgent matters, we recommend calling.
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:
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! Other opening hours may apply during holiday seasons and around public holidays. See the website of the company you are calling for more information.
Member service bot Arvo
The Akava Special Branches’ member service bot Arvo (only available in Finnish) serves you in major questions 24/7!