In a membership recommendation, a member of the association recommends membership to a colleague or friend who is not yet a member of the Engineers’ Union or/and Game Makers of Finland. Discussing the benefits of union membership can encourage the hesitant to act; the suspicious to see new things; and the ignorant to be aware…
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Isn’t it old school?
Union membership can be compared with taking out insurance. However, it is much more than that. It means looking after yourself and your family. It means developing yourself. It is for situations when something in working life changes and you don’t know what to do.
We know about better tools and offer them to you to use in new situations. Old school perhaps, but always up-to-date.
I have a diploma from Liberty City University.
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland is a union for all game industry employees. We want to promote the general well-being and growth of the industry. We listen to the voices of employees and understand the special character of the industry. We negotiate the collective agreement on behalf of our members.
The collective agreement, (tes in finnish) is an agreement between employee and employer unions that is applied in companies in the game industry. It covers the terms of employment in the industry, such as working hours, holidays and sick pay.
We know the rules of the game in working life that bind your company and help you. Where necessary, we have the way and means to act on your behalf. Together we take care of matters relating to developers, designers, voice designers, producers and animators and have fun together.
Through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland, you can belong to the KOKO fund, which is one of the largest unemployment funds in the country. With the earnings related unemployment security paid by the fund, you will secure your income if you lose your job.
As a member of the union, if you want to check the rules of your employment relationship, help is close at hand. You can easily contact the advisors and lawyers providing advice on employment relationships in the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. We advise you and act on your behalf, where necessary.
Members of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland have the most comprehensive liability insurance on the market, with the help of which your matter can be attended to. We also offer telephone counselling in legal matters in your private life. The membership fee also includes insurance company If’s travel and accident insurance.
If you are interested in setting up a company, you will receive help from us. We offer training at the business start-up phase. Our goal is that the member gets a good start as an entrepreneur and succeeds.
Have you thought about where your career is going? You can specify your career path with the personal guidance and sparring of our experts. You will receive help in updating your cv and recognising your own competence, for instance.
Did you know that your employment contract is one of the most important contracts in your life? There is time, money, control over life and happiness behind it. To be honest, is your employment contract in order? Do you know what you have signed?
Better late than never: join the union and take better control over your life. If you are changing job, you can check your employment contract with the union’s lawyers before signing it. They know if the employment contract is the best for you.
What about your salary request, can you price your competence and experience correctly? We annually conduct a survey on salary levels of tens of thousands of experts and supervisors based on different parameters. The salary level can be checked easily with Palkkanosturi available on the union’s website.
Call to a lawyer in an employment-related matter (1 hour)
Checking an employment contract (30 min)
Discussion with a career and salary expert (1 hour)
Highlighting Competence course (3 hours)
Union’s insurance package
Participation in a summer event
Discount on cottage rent
Membership fee and unemployment fund approx. 400€ / year
Sum to be paid after tax deduction approx. 240€ / year