If you want to terminate your membership in Talentia, its member associations and the Unemployment Fund for Higher Educated Employees (Erko), you must give written notice by e.g. email. You cannot resign from the Union just by not paying the membership fee. Member associations and the unemployment fund will be notified of the resignation through Talentia.

Send your message by email to the following address: jasensihteerit@talentia.fi.

You cannot resign retroactively, and membership fees are payable until the day of resignation. Please note that if your employer withholds the membership fee from your pay by letter of attorney, the fee is always paid for the whole month. The turn of the month is therefore the best time to resign. If you pay the membership fee yourself, we will send you a payment reference number that you can use for your payments until the resignation date.

The resignation notice must include the following information:
name, address and date of birth or membership number (indicated on your membership card or membership fee invoice)
• an indication that you wish to resign from Talentia and whether you also wish to resign from the Unemployment Fund Erko
date of resignation, which cannot be earlier than the date of the email
• reason for your resignation (optional) so that we can develop our activities.

Remember to inform your employer/payroll department that you wish to cancel the authorisation to withhold your membership fee from your pay.

If you are changing to another union and/or unemployment fund, you must join the new one within one month from resigning in order for unemployment fund membership to remain uninterrupted and not to lose accrued time of employment.