Membership Application

Why join?

Join more than 17,500 second-level teachers shaping the future of teaching and education.

ASTI membership is available to qualified second-level teachers working in recognised second-level schools.

 

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What we do:

  • We stand up for teachers’ professional status.
  • We provide advice, support and legal representation as needed.
  • We fight to protect your working conditions and professional integrity.
  • We have negotiated a range of financial offers for you.
  • We consult with you through surveys, ballots and our representative network.
  • We bring you the latest news about your profession through our web, social media, publications, emails and texts.
  • We provide training.
  • We achieved 2-year CIDs.
  • We took strike action to advance equal pay for post 2010 entrants to teaching.
  • We are the only union working exclusively for second-level teachers.

How much does it cost?

  • We calculate your membership fees depending on your salary and teaching hours. 
  • FREE for teachers in their first year of teaching and for student teachers.

Subscription rates for Department of Education / ETBI paid teachers

In general, subscription rates amount to .76% of your yearly salary. A member receiving a basic salary of €36,318 (gross basic salary) pays .76% of salary, amounting to €276.02 p.a. or approx. €10.58 per fortnight.

Any member receiving a basic salary of over €49,447 has their subscription capped at 1.05% of 1st point of pre-2011 salary scale which currently (October 2020) amounts to €375.80 p.a. or approx. €14.42 per fortnight.

Members on less than full teachers’ hours pay .76% of their pro-rata salary.

Subscription rates for school-paid teachers

Contract Type Payment due on Application Annual Sub. 2020/2021
Permanent/Temporary Whole Time 1/4, 1/2 or full sub €375.80
CID 18 Hours or more 1/4, 1/2 or full sub €375.80
CID 11 Hours or more 1/4, 1/2 or full sub Fraction of 22 hours (e.g. 11 hours is 11/22 = half subscription = €187.90 p.a. (October 2020)
CID Less than 11 hours 1/4, 1/2 or full sub Fraction of 22 hours (e.g. 11 hours is 11/22 = half subscription = €187.90 p.a. (October 2020)
Fixed Term 11 Hours or more 1/4, 1/2 or full sub Fraction of 22 hours (e.g. 11 hours is 11/22 = half subscription = €187.90 p.a. (October 2020)
Fixed Term Less than 11 hours 1/4, 1/2 or full sub Fraction of 22 hours (e.g. 11 hours is 11/22 = half subscription = €187.90 p.a. (October 2020)
Substitute Teacher €50.85 €50.85

Before You Apply

Department of Education paid teachers, ETBI paid teachers and school paid teachers

Before you begin the Join Online process, make sure you have the following to hand:

  • Payroll number
  • Teaching Council registration number
  • Names of ASTI proposer and seconder (ideally your proposer and seconder will be from your local branch e.g. school colleagues)
  • Membership numbers of proposer and seconder (this is not essential, but having these numbers helps us to process your application more quickly)

Student Teachers - For lay Professional Masters in Education or final year college students

Before you begin your Join Online process, make sure you have the following to hand:

  • Name of degree qualification
  • Name of third-level institution & year of graduation
  • Teaching practice- school name (if known)

 

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Other Ways to Join

If you don’t want to join online you can download an application form and apply by post:


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