All academic staff and academic-related (‘professional and managerial’) staff of the University of Leeds are eligible to join Leeds UCU, whether on permanent or fixed-term contracts.
PhD students are entitled to free membership, as are students intending to work in further or higher education.
To join, go to ucu.org.uk/join
The subscription is made up of a national subscription and local subscription, both on a sliding scale.
The current national subscription rates are at ucu.org.uk/subscriptions
The current additional local subscription rates are at ucu.org.uk/localsubs
Union membership between jobs
While UCU is making progress here at Leeds in pushing back the culture of casualisation of academia, there are still be times in many of our careers that we are between jobs. Union membership is free once your contract finishes until you start your next contract. Contact the membership department to set this up. (Membership can be free for unemployed members for up to 12 months.)
Your union membership when you retire
There are different options to choose from when you retire. For details see ucu.org.uk/retirementoptions
Members are entitled to tax relief on 67% of their National Subscription. See further details by following ucu.org.uk/taxrelief