Membership types

We offer three distinct membership options.

A full membership sets you up with voting rights on all union matters, including standing for and electing the Committee.

An associate membership exists for anyone who is not entitled to full membership but still wishes to support the union. Associate members will not be represented in any collective bargaining and are only eligible to stand for and vote to elect the Associate Committee Member.

Student memberships are also available to anyone who is currently enrolled in study or within two years after the completion of any study. Student members will not be represented in any collective bargaining and are only eligible to vote to elect the Student Committee Member.

Fees for each membership type are as follows:


$6.25/month* ($75/year)


$10/Year (Waived until 2019 AGM)


$10/Year (Waived until 2019 AGM)

* monthly payments will be available shortly, we are currently working out what option works best. If this is an issue for you, please email us and we will find a solution to suit your needs.

What information is required to become a member?


We believe in full transparency about any data collection. As a legally recognised incorporated society, we are required to hold the following information on all members:

  • Full legal name. While the law requires us to store your legal name, we do not plan to use it for any other reason and will use a preferred name in any and all communication. Please email us a simple message "My preferred name is X, my legal name used for membership sign up is Y" and we will update your settings ASAP, no questions asked.
  • Contact postal address (residential or workplace). We will never send any mail to this address, it is recorded for legal purposes only.
  • The date you joined the union.


For our own purposes we will also be collecting the following information:

  • Contact email address
  • Contact phone number
  • Current employer
  • Current job site (physical address of workplace eg "remote work from home" or "X building, Auckland")
  • Job title, course of study and / or occupation
  • Membership type

The above information will be used to contact you with any required updates. Optionally you can provide demographic data for the purpose of promoting equal employment opportunities for members, but it is not required.

This information will be stored in our Nationbuilder managed database. We can remove you (and revoke your membership) at your request. None of the above information will be shared outside of the union.

Something Else?


Please contact us if you have any further questions about our data management.