Members of a Trade Union (i.e. employees and workers) pay fees to the Trade Union usually referred to as ‘dues’ or subscriptions. The amount due may vary from Trade Union to Trade Union and salary/job role. Such payments can be deducted from an employee’s pay and paid to the Trade Union by the employer in a process referred to as ‘Check Off’. The link below provides guidance for employers in making such deductions.
Employers - Payment of Union Subscriptions by ‘Check off’
Employees- Trade union subscriptions
The Agency’s Workplace Information Service is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Workplace Information Service advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Workplace Information Service is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Workplace Information Service provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.