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- Better Pay
- Improved conditions
- Workplace representation
- Health and Safety protection
- Full range of membership benefits
- Legal cover - workplace and criminal for you and your family
- Credit Union
- Full-colour monthly magazine - RMT News
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RMT Contribution Rates 2024
Like most things, the cost of providing you with the benefits of RMT membership increases every year and, in most cases, will result in an increase to your contributions to help us maintain and improve those benefits and our services to members.
Against the high rate of RPI inflation in recent years, your Union has kept contributions at the same rate since 1stJanuary 2022. Following the announcement of the September 2023 RPI (8.9%), the National Executive Committee (NEC) reviewed our contribution rates in accordance with our Rules.
Having considered the matter, the NEC determined that the full contribution rate will increase by 16p per week (3%) with effect from 1st January 2024.
The table below provides a summary of the new rates:
(43% of the Full Rate under Rule 2, Clause 9)
Members will be eligible to pay our low rate if their basic salary is less than £24,308 per annum.
In instances where a member’s basic annual salary goes above £24,308, they are required to be transitioned to our Full Rate in stages (under Rule 2, Clause 16).
A short guide to RMT’s Rules regarding membership contributions is available at https://bit.ly/3Sv22Kg which summarises the rates that may be payable depending on a member’s current circumstances and any changes arising thereafter.
Noting the decisions taken by your Union to keep contributions at affordable levels against high RPI inflation, I am sure you will agree that this small increase of 16p per week to our full contribution rate represents excellent value for money and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to you.
20 ways RMT membership helps you at work and saves you money.
RMT has developed a number of benefits to save members money. This includes negotiating access to savings and special offers from our approved partners.
The union has a dedicated team of elected officers and local reps to serve your interests negotiating with employers on issues from pay, hours of work, pensions and working conditions. They are supported by a team of researchers to formulate pay claims to obtain the best negotiated terms for you.
The union has a political fund to run campaigns and provide a political voice to benefit members' interests in the workplace. RMT has a very active parliamentary group which raises issues of concern for members in the House of Commons at Westminster, the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly.
Personal injury claims cover you if you suffer an accident in work or outside work. RMT underwrites settlements that would not be provided by no-win, no-fee companies. Call 08457 125 495.
Members who have suffered an industrial disease will receive free legal support to make a claim. Such claims are underwritten by the union and members will not have any deduction from their settlement unlike claims run by now-win, no-fee companies. Call 08457 125 495.
Should a member find themselves unfairly dismissed, discriminated against or have any claim which has reasonable prospects of success at an Employment Tribunal, RMT will provide legal representation and pay the fee. Even if the union is advised that the claim is unlikely to succeed, members who make a claim are eligible to receive free legal advice.
Payable if you have an accident at work or on the way to or from work. Accident benefit is only payable if you have been off for three days or more. Accident must be reported to branch secretary within 26 weeks in order to qualify for accident benefit.
Payable to any member who retires over the age of 60 or aged 55 if retired through redundancy or resettlement. Ill health retirement is also payable; proof of this must be sent with application for retirement benefit.
Tax and Will Preparation
The union can provide a personal taxation service and will preparation service.
Payable to any member who is experiencing loss of wages through being permanently demoted or downgraded as a result of illness or injury. Payment of £300 provided that the member reports this to their branch secretary within 12 weeks.
The beneficiaries of this fund would be any child of a member or spouse if the member dies in service or if a members' spouse dies and the member has responsibility of the children. Benefit is paid while a child is in full-time education up until the age of 22. Payment is made quarterly and the rate is £12.00 per week for children up to the age of 16, then £12.75 per week from 16 to 22.
RMT Credit Union
Accessible savings and affordable loans from RMT's Credit Union.
RMT Car Insurance Comparison Website
With the average cost of car insurance having already soared by £110 in the last year (BBC, 2017), it is important than ever to shop around for a good deal - check out the NEW RMT Car Insurance Comparison website to see how much you could save. www.RMTcar.co.uk
Online Shopping Discounts
Shop online with RMTrewards.com and earn cashback savings from hundreds of retailers like B&Q, Argos and Tesco. It's free to join, plus you'll get a FREE £10 Welcome Bonus in your online account (Terms and Conditions apply). www.rmtrewards.com
If you drive a company vehicle as part of your job you can join the RMT Fines Pool for £7 per year. The Fines Pool will reimburse members for any speeding fines, related court costs and lost time to attend a court hearing.
A Death Grant of £600 is payable to the nearest relative or legal representative if a member dies through any cause prior to retirement.
Cashback Prepaid Card
Fancy cashback on your everyday shopping? Use your RMT Prepaid Plus Cashback card at over 50 partner retailers including Sainsbury's, ASDA, and Boots and earn unlimited cashback! It's different to a credit or debit card - you can only spend what you load so there's less chance of getting carried away. www.rmtprepaid.com
Free £5,000 Accidental Death Cover
As a benefit of your RMT membership you can register for £5,000 Free Accidental Death Cover. Cover is for UK residents aged 18-69. 12 months free cover. Annually renewable and always FREE. The Cover is underwritten by Advent Insurance PCC Ltd - UIB Cell. www.rmtprotect.com
Get a £50 Love2Shop Reward when you buy a UIA Home and Contents insurance policy online. www.uia.co.uk/rmt
Risk Free Car Purchasing for RMT members www.rmtCAR.co.uk