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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:
Engineering and Infrastructure and Extractions
Public and Commercial Services
How much does it cost?
These are the weekly fees for members, from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024:
Less than 20 hours per week: $4.60
20-34 hours per week: $7.35
35 hours or more per week: $9.20
Freelance journalist: $4.60
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 2022 is 7.2%, our fees increased by this amount from 1 April 2023.
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.
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.