Join ASTI

The ASTI is processing all membership applications received during the school closure period.

Requirement for proposer and seconder:

If you are applying for membership, but are unable to fill out this section of the form, please send in your form without these signatures. Arrangements are being put in place to process such applications. Please email a copy of your completed application form to membership@asti.ie for immediate processing and if that is not possible, post your application form directly to ASTI Head Office, Thomas Mac Donagh House, Winetavern Street, Dublin 8.

Types of Membership

  • Full Membership - For serving lay teachers
  • Associate Membership - For serving lay part-time teachers and other defined categories
  • Student Membership - For lay Professional Masters in Education or final year college students 

New Teachers

  • Free membership for your first year of teaching – for the 2019/20 school year.
  • Access to ASTI Advantages (Discounts and Offers) Scheme

How to Join

  • Click here if you are a Department of Education / ETBI paid teacher to read Join ASTI information card and Application Form.
  • Click here if you are a privately paid teacher to read Join ASTI information card and Application Form.
  • Click here if you are a Student Member - For lay Professional Masters in Education or final year college students 
  • Authorise deduction of annual subscription from salary if in receipt of Department / ETBI salary.
  • Application form must include names of a proposer and seconder who must be local branch members e.g. school colleagues
  • If you have authorised deduction of subscription from salary then no initial subscription is due on joining
  • If you have not authorised deduction from salary then an initial subscription should be submitted with application form
  • The completed form should be given to your school steward or sent directly to ASTI Head Office.
  • When accepted into membership you may attend all subsequent union meetings

 
ASTI,
Thomas MacDonagh House,
Winetavern Street,
Dublin 8.

N.B. This form must be printed off and filled in by hand. 

What Does ASTI Membership Cost?

Department of Education and Skills / 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.

School paid teachers:

Contract Type Payment due on Application Annual Sub. 2020/2021
Permanent/Temporary Whole Time1/4, 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 subFraction 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 subFraction 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 subFraction 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 subFraction of 22 hours (e.g. 11 hours is 11/22 = half subscription = €187.90 p.a. (October 2020)
Substitute Teacher€50.85 €50.85

Student teachers:

Membership is free for student teachers - click here for Student application form.

Members on leave:

Members on leave pay an annual subscription fee of €28.80.

N.B. If a member's subscription is in arrears by an mount equal to or greater than five month's subscription, membership shall cease.