Union Membership Fees Agreement – United Workers Union

United Workers Union Membership Fees Agreement

Union Membership Fees Agreement

 

State Unions

Eligible members in NSW, WA, Tas and Qld by their application to join the United Workers Union also become members of respectively United Voice, New South Wales Branch, United Voice WA, United Voice, Tasmanian Branch or United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland.

Resignation from membership from the UWU will be treated administratively as resignation of your respective State Union (if any).

 

Direct Debit, Employer Release & Credit Card Payment Service Terms

On receipt of your signed Membership Application, which includes your payment request, the Union will commence deductions on, or as soon as possible after, the date specified by you. If you have not nominated a commencement date, we will commence deductions as soon as possible after your membership form has been processed. By submitting your signed Membership Application, you acknowledge that you have been informed of your fee amount. The Union’s fees may be revised from time to time. If there are any changes to the Union’s fees, we will advise you of this on the Union’s website and/or in our Magazine.

By submitting your signed Membership Application and payment request, you further authorise:

  1. the Union to verify the details of the Account with your Financial Institution, if required, and
  2. The Financial Institution to release information allowing the Union to verify the above mentioned Account details.

The Direct Debit facility is implemented through the Bulk Electronic Clearing System. It is not available on all accounts. If you are unsure if you have the correct type of account please contact your Financial Institution.

Please ensure that there are sufficient funds/credit in the Account to cover your membership fees as your Financial Institution may charge both yourself and the Union a dishonour fee if there are insufficient funds to cover this transaction.

If your payment is rejected by the Financial Institution for any reason, the Union will attempt to recover the missed payment at the time of, and in conjunction with, your next scheduled payment. A payment failure(s) may affect the status of your membership.

For all matters relating to your payment request, including cancellation, alteration, payment waiver, or to stop or defer a payment, or to query or dispute a previous payment, please
contact us to discuss ([email protected];  (02) 8204 3001). Please allow 14 days for any requested changes to take effect or for our response to any query or dispute.

If you have been incorrectly debited, we will arrange for either your Account to be credited or your ‘paid to’ date to be adjusted. If we reasonably believe you have been correctly debited we will inform you of such and provide with any relevant documents. You may refer the matter to your Financial Institution if we cannot resolve the matter.

If at any time you wish to resign from the Union, this should be done in writing to the National Secretary of the Union (c/o: [email protected]; 303 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016). All payments will cease from the time of the receipt of your resignation letter.

The Union will keep your original Membership Application in a secure and private environment. The Union is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 and any information, such as bank details that you supply, will be treated as confidential and disclosed only in accordance with this Agreement, the Union’s Privacy Policy [www.unitedworkers.org.au/privacy], or otherwise with your consent or as required by law.

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Agreement will continue in force.

 

Definitions

Account means the account nominated on your Membership Application, whether a credit or debit account or howsoever named, from which we are authorised to arrange for your Union fees to be deducted from or charged to.

Agreement means the Union Membership Fee Agreement, as amended from time to time, which incorporates your signed Membership Application.

Financial Institution means the institution noted on your Membership Application Form where you hold the Account.

Union/We/Our means the United Workers Union

You, Your means the person who signed the Membership Application Form.

 

Payroll Deduction Service Terms

On receipt of your signed Membership Application, and completed PRD Request, the Union notify your employer and deductions will commence on, or as soon as possible after, your first pay period after your employer has been notified.

By submitting your signed Membership Application, you acknowledge that you have been informed of your fee amount. The Union’s fees may be revised from time to time. If there are any changes to the Union’s fees, we will advise you of this on the Union’s website and/or in our Magazine. The change to your fees will be automatically applied by your employer upon our notification.

By submitting your signed Membership Application, you authorise the Union to discuss your PRD payment terms with your employer.

The Union will endeavour to contact you if your PRD cannot be processed for any reason. If the Union is unable to contact you, this may affect the status of your membership.

For all matters relating to your payment request, including cancellation, alteration, payment waiver, or to stop or defer a payment, or to query or dispute a previous payment, please
contact us to discuss ([email protected];  (02) 8204 3001). Please allow 14 days for any requested changes to take effect or for our response to any query or dispute.

If you believe you have been incorrectly debited, we recommend that you speak with your employer.

If at any time you wish to resign from the Union, this should be done in writing to the National Secretary of the Union (c/o: [email protected]; 303 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016). It is your responsibility to notify your employer of your resignation from the Union and to request that your employer cease its payroll deduction of your fees. The Union is under no obligation to refund fees where you have not notified your employer of your resignation from the Union.

The Union will keep your original Membership Application in a secure and private environment. The Union is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 and any information, such as bank details that you supply, will be treated as confidential and disclosed only in accordance with this Agreement, the Union’s Privacy Policy [www.unitedworkers.org.au/privacy], or otherwise with your consent or as required by law.

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Agreement will continue in force.

 

Definitions

Account means the account nominated on your Membership Application, whether a credit or debit account or howsoever named, from which we are authorised to arrange for your Union fees to be deducted from or charged to.

Agreement means the Union Membership Fee Agreement, as amended from time to time, which incorporates your signed Membership Application.

PRD means Payroll Deduction

Financial Institution means the institution noted on your Membership Application Form where you hold the Account.

Union/We/Our means the United Workers Union

You, Your means the person who signed the Membership Application Form.

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