It is always worth being a YKA member – whether it is for the lobbying, the personal guidance, the career wellbeing or the professional identity. Another benefit of your membership is that you don’t need to know all the ins and outs of working life. Here at YKA’s office we have just over a dozen experts in the field offering support and advice – all you need to do is get in touch.
THE MAIN REASONS FOR JOINING:
- The best advocate for your professional interests
The Union knows the opportunities and challenges that its heterogenous membership faces in the job market. We will promote your interests within the Akava community, at negotiating tables and at places of work.
- Personal guidance through the twists and turns or working life
As a member you have access to an extensive network of working life experts. Legal and salary guidance is only one phone call or email away.
- Your partner for career wellbeing
These days we need all kinds of different career skills. We want to offer YKA members skills and capabilities for different kinds of career situations and transitions. Whether you are at the beginning of your career, or you have been in working life for a while or a long time, we can offer you tools and sparring. Our services include e.g. personal career counselling and counselling for wellbeing at work, salary guidance, mentoring and an extensive range of training.
- Building society together
By joining the Union you are among your peers and you will strengthen your professional identity as a builder of society. YKA is the union that best represents social science professionals. We support our members’ networking e.g. through our local activities.
- Insurance for a variety of situations
As a Union member you are also a member of an unemployment fund, so if you become unemployed you will receive the earnings-related unemployment allowance. Through your membership you will be insured in your spare time and during travel, and you will also get professional indemnity insurance and legal expenses insurance. Some insurance companies also offer discounts to Union members on their other insurance products.
- Holiday discounts
You can hire the Union’s cabin or timeshare for an affordable fee. You also get access to changing hotel and cruise offers.
- Excellent value for money
The Union’s membership fee is always fixed and affordable. You get value for money through our extensive services and members’ benefits. Read more about the membership fees.