The Union is acutely aware of the continuing effects of the cost-of-living crisis on individuals and families.
From 1st January 2024, the annual subscription for full TUI membership will be reduced to 0.75% of gross annual salary inclusive of any and all allowances paid. This positive move is consistent with a motion passed at Annual Congress 2023.
The maximum annual subscription payable will be capped and shall not exceed 0.75% of the fifth point of the Common Basic Scale (post 2011), rounded to the nearest euro. From 1st January 2024, this amount will be €362. For members on contracts of full hours, this new maximum represents a reduction of over 9% on the current maximum annual subscription of €399.
Also, it is important to remind members that those in their first teaching/lecturing post receive a full refund of the subscription they pay in respect of their first twelve consecutive months of Union membership. The refund shall be made by way of a single payment in the month of December immediately following that first twelve-month period of membership.
In addition, as the new maximum subscription will be based on 0.75 of gross annual salary, those new to the profession paid on the Common Basic Scale will not pay the full subscription rate until they commence their 4th year of teaching and even then will only do so if on full hours.
Subscriptions are calculated on each individual’s salary, so if a teacher/lecturer has a contract of less than full hours, they pay less as their subscription will be 0.75% of their gross earnings, inclusive of any allowances.