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How to join and costs


Who can join

All academic and academic-related staff - at grade 6 and above - whether permanent or fixed-term, can join the UCU at IOE. And students studying to teach in post-school education are eligible for free membership.

How to join

Join us by completing an application form. Either do this:

What it costs

The annual subscription is payable monthly, quarterly or annually by direct debit, and is made up of a national subscription and local (ie branch) subscription, both on a sliding scale based on a member's income. See below for the current rates.

Employment
income

2014-15 monthly subscription for
full UCU members *

National

Local

TOTAL

 

£60,000 and over

£40,000 - £59,999

£23.15

£21.10

£2.00

£2.00

£25.15

£23.31

 

£30,000 - £39,999

£19.18

£1.00

£20.18

 

£20,000 - £29,999

£18.10

£1.00

£19.10

 

£10,000 - £19,999

£11.03

£0.00

£11.03

 

£5,000 - £9,999

 £5.00

£0.00

£5.00

 

Below £5,000

 £2.64

£0.00

£2.64

 

* joint membership, at a lower subscription rate, is possible 
  if you are already a member of certain other unions

How to claim tax relief

Tax relief, at 67%, can be claimed on your subscription.

How to find out more

Find out more about joining from the UCU website. Or contact our friendly branch membership officer, Adam Unwin.