The ceiling for Fórsa subscriptions has been raised from €370 to €380 with effect from 1st January 2019. The cost of union membership is set as a percentage of gross pay up to the ceiling, which ensures a limit to the amount that members are asked to pay.
This table sets out the cost of membership for members with various different gross salaries.
At its December meeting, and in accordance with the union’s rules, Fórsa’s elected National Executive Committee (NEC) decided to make the change to take account of pay adjustments introduced and due under the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). These include the anticipated adjustment of 1.75% due to civil and public servants later this year.
On top of negotiated pay increases and protection when things go wrong at work, union members can benefit from an improved range of membership entitlements introduced when Fórsa was formed just over a year ago.
These include €5,000 in personal accident cover or €5,000 critical illness cover or death benefit, which also is also available to spouses of Fórsa members.
Alternatively, €5,000 in illness benefit is available to members who are out of work for more than 12 months. And Fórsa also covers evacuation or repatriation expenses up to the value of €250,000 for members who become seriously ill or injured, or who die, while abroad.
That’s on top of a range of financial benefits, negotiated with external providers, which can mean big savings on financial products like car and home insurance, pension benefits, salary protection and life cover.
Fórsa members can also avail of free counselling, legal advice and support helplines, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And they can opt into our group scheme, which gives them access to huge savings on a wide range of everyday items and services including restaurants, retailers, hairdressers and coffee shops.
Get full details about membership benefits here.
Find out how much your Fórsa subscription is here.