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Losing sleep over your job security? Want to change your workplace and community for the better? Or just looking for the full support of a union in uncertain times? Whatever your reason, it couldn’t be easier to join the Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest private sector union!

When you join E tū you gain strength on your worksite and the support of E tū members across New Zealand. Because you’re standing together with your workmates, you get a real say in your workplace.

As the biggest private sector union in New Zealand, E tū is a brilliant vehicle for standing up for our workplaces and communities. We also provide members with services, like workplace representation, legal advice, a freephone support centre, education on work rights and a political voice through our many campaigns.

If you want to stand tall with us, and you already know you are eligible to join E tū.

Who can join E tū?

E tū mainly covers workers in the following industries:

Aviation

Communications

Community Support

Engineering and Infrastructure and Extractions

Manufacturing and Food

Public and Commercial Services

How much does it cost?

These are the weekly fees for members, from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023:

Less than 20 hours per week: $4.30
20-34 hours per week: $6.85
35 hours or more per week: $8.57
Freelance journalist: $4.30

It’s E tū policy that our membership fees increase each year on 1 April in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the previous year (ending in December).

This E tū fee policy was voted on by members when E tū was first established and is part of the union’s policy.

As the CPI increase for the year to December 2021 is 5.9%, our fees increased by this amount from 1 April 2022.

E tū’s Terms of Membership click here.

How can I pay my membership fee?

If you are new or rejoining member there are three ways your membership fee can be paid:

  • By direct debit from your bank account
  • By credit card
  • By payroll deduction

More about terms and conditions of on paying unions fees, click here.

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If you are not sure about your eligibility to join E tū, or you want more information about membership, call Union Support on 0800 1 UNION (0800 186 466), or keep reading.