Rates

As per the rules of the CWU, there are three scales that apply to groups of staff that enjoy collective bargaining and negotiation rights. A weekly contribution, subject to an overall maximum to be determined from time to time by the National Executive Council, shall be paid by all Members of the Union in accordance with the following Scales:

Scale A:- 1% of basic pay plus €0.13 per week. This amount includes a contribution of 20% p.w. to the Social Benefit Fund, €0.13 p.w. to the Distress Fund and €0.13 to the Help for the Intellectually Disabled Fund.

Scale B:- 1% of basic pay plus €0.26 per week. This amount includes a contribution of 20% p.w. to the Social Benefit Fund, €0.13 p.w. to the Distress Fund and 15% of each member’s annual contribution to the Member’s Branch local fund, in respect of each fully paid up Member.

Scale C:- 1% of basic pay. This amount includes a contribution of 20% p.w. to the Social Benefit Fund and €0.13 p.w. to the Distress Fund.

Every member shall pay contributions in accordance with the scale to which the person is assigned by the National Executive Council. A member must complete an authorisation form so as to arrange to have union contributions deducted from pay or debited from his/her bank/building society account etc as appropriate.

The National Executive Council agreed that the Union should have a reduced rate for members in companies where there are no negotiating or collective bargaining arrangements. Currently the weekly rates for private sector companies are:

Temporary/ Part-time/ Agency  €2.74
Call Centres/ Customer Care/ Retail
€3.29
Non-Managerial/ Contractors €4.38
Managerial     €5.48

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