The Union is currently reviewing its membership and fee structures to more equitably reflect the various income levels of its members. The current division into teachers and support staff, full time and part time as well as other classifications creates an unnecessarily complex structure.
In addition, we have members earning vastly different incomes paying the same fee which is both an impediment to membership and inherently unfair.
We are at present modelling a fee structure based entirely on income bands which would (if adopted) provide a fairer and simpler system. All other branches of the IEUA have an income based fee system and we have been looking at how these operate in constructing the models we are considering.
Further details will be published in the next edition of Newsmonth.