Unemployment fund


We have insured our members through Teachers’ Unemployment Fund, which provides support and security against unemployment.

If you are a member of OAJ and become unemployed, apply for the earnings-related daily allowance from Teachers’ Unemployment Fund. Teachers’ Unemployment Fund serves OAJ members in matters related to, for instance, unemployment cover and job alternation compensation.

The fee for joining the unemployment fund is included in OAJ’s union fees.

Teachers’ Unemployment Fund – contact details

Opettajien Työttömyyskassa –Teachers’ Unemployment Fund
Rautatieläisenkatu 6 (Kellosilta 7)
FI-00520 Helsinki

Email: opettajien.tk@opetk.fi
Fax: (09) 141 549

The telephone service of Teachers’ Unemployment Fund’s is available from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm at the number (09) 2294 4100.

Teachers’ Unemployment Fund

Special information about the education sector

All benefits paid by unemployment funds are based on law. For example, unemployment allowance is paid in accordance with the Finnish Unemployment Security Act. Your field of employment thus does not affect your right to receive benefits from an unemployment fund.

The exceptional working-hour regulations in the field of education have, however, been taken into account in the Unemployment Security Act such that the law contains separate provisions on the work-requirement condition for the education sector.