The cost of full membership is based on your current annual earnings, other types of membership have set subscription rates.
The subscription rates for membership are set by the NUJ Delegate Meeting.The current rates were set at DM 2023 to take affect from July 2023.
The cost of full membership is based on your current annual earnings. There are three grades, listed below.
Grade 1: Members earning up to £20,000 (€24,000) per annum.
Grade 2: Members earning between £20,001 (€24,001) and £29,000 (€36,000) per annum.
Grade 3: Members earning over £29,000 (€36,000) per annum.
As agreed at Delegate Meeting 2023 – the contributions rates for full members are:
Minimum membership rate for the one per cent rule is now: £13.00 a month (£156 a year).
Minimum membership rate for the one per cent rule is now: €13.80 a month (€164.60 a year).
Reduced contribution rate
Lower paid members in any sector can avail of the Union's reduced contribution rate of 1% of their taxable income. This is subject to a minimum of £13.00 a month (£156 a year) / €13.80 a month (€164.60 a year).
Any member earning less than £16,000 / €17,500 should only pay the minimum rate.
Members of other unions who are elgible for dual union membership pay half the minimum rate of £13 (€13.80) a month.
All temporary freelance members pay an annual membership rate of £71.40/€84 in the first year, £151.00/€180 in the second year and £184.00/€219.00 in the third year.
It is possible to set up a monthly direct debit for temporary membership.(Please note: members paying by direct debit who qualify for a press card will not receive their card until after two months subscriptions have been paid. This is to cover the cost of producing the cards).
Associate members, except for students, pay subscriptions of £107.04/€126.00 a year.
Developmental (student) membership is £10 / €15 per year, collected annually.
On completion of their studies, developmental (student) members can pay £10 (€15) a year to continue their membership until they get significant journalistic work and are required to switch to another membership category. Student members can then get a 50% discount on NUJ temporary membership, or a 25% discount in their first year of full membership if they are employed full-time.