Member benefits

Make the most out of your studies, grow your network, make friends, have fun and study. But don’t forget to decide your level and join our union. We offer help and guidance for you throughout your studies and later in the working life.

Basic member benefits:

  • Counseling and advice from TRAL´s lawyers (e.g. employment contracts, questions about working hours, annual holiday, notice period etc.)

  • Salary guidance

  • Student Events around Finland (Tradenologia, BBA May Day, seminars, local activities)

  • Student Events and activities arranged by Akava

  • Magazines and newsletters

  • Guidebooks and publications

  • BBA Cap at a lower cost

  • Holiday cabins to rent for affordable member price in Ruka, Levi and Tahko

  • Insurance discounts

  • Services of A-lomat (holiday cabins around Finland, hostel discounts, international home exchange service for holidays)

  • Membership in Hostelling International Finland (discounts and international hostelcard)

Silver level members:

Only basic member benefits, that will expire after 1,5 years.

Gold level members:

  • Includes all basic benefits.

  • Legal protection and liability insurance for different situations encountered in working life

  • An extensive travel and accident insurance for leisure time

  • Personal career guidance

EUR 12 per year

Black level members:

  • All-inclusive membership level, meaning that you’re also entitled to all benefits granted to Silver and Gold level members

  • Unemployment insurance: As a Black level member you are also a member of unemployment fund (IAET). You are eligible to have earnings-related allowance if all conditions are met and the member has fulfilled the employment condition as required under the Unemployment Security Act whilst insured.

EUR 99 per year

Who is entitled to an earnings-related allowance?

There is a two-tier system in Finland for compensation for loss of earnings due to unemployment. The unemployed may receive unemployment benefits either from Kela (basic allowance/labour market support) or from an unemployment fund (earnings-related allowance). A person who works does not automatically belong to a fund; he or she would need to join an unemployment fund to be entitled to an earnings-related allowance. An earnings-related allowance is tied to earnings from work and is usually a larger amount than a basic allowance or labour support paid by Kela.

When you are an Employed Student Member in TROL you are also a member of the unemployment fund.

A member of an unemployment fund is entitled to an earnings-related allowance if all conditions are met and the member has fulfilled the employment condition as required under the Unemployment Security Act whilst insured.

Furthermore, an applicant must be an unemployed jobseeker registered with an employment office, able to work and available to the labor market.

You will find more information on unemployment and other work-related issues on suomi.fi portal.