Join a trade union that wins – join Fórsa!
We are Ireland’s newest and fastest-growing union with over 80,000 members
When you join Fórsa, you join a trade union that fights for its members every day.
We are the largest union in the public sector, with a strong and vibrant membership across the semi-state, private and community/voluntary sectors.
Joining online takes less than five minutes.
Updated for 2023:
The general subscription rate for 2023 is 0.8% of basic salary up to a maximum of €425.30 (monthly rate €35.44 ) i.e. a salary max of €53,162.50 (A small number of union branches apply an additional levy for certain grades). This downloadable excel spreadsheet illustrates how the subscription rate applies in a range of different salary bands.
The subscription rate for the Clerical Officer and linked Grades in the Civil Service Division and some employments in the Services and Enterprises Division is 1% of basic salary.
When you join a trade union like Fórsa, you save money!
Did you know that there are huge savings when you join a trade union like Fórsa? From salary protection to free GP services to car insurance, we have financial benefits to suit everyone.
PDF application forms
Depending on payroll arrangements with your employer, simply download and complete the appropriate Fórsa application form. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email or call 01 817 1500 for assistance.
Return your completed application form to:
Deduction at Source (DAS) application form
Use this form if your employer facilitates 'Deduction at Source' (DAS). New Fórsa members – Get 9 months’ FREE Salary/Income Protection! See application form for details.
Bank Standing Order application form (BSO)
Use this form if your employer does not provide an option to have your Fórsa subscription deducted from your salary. New Fórsa members – Get 9 months’ FREE Salary/Income Protection! See application form for details.
Change of Employment (DAS)
Use this application form if you are already making a payment to Fórsa via DAS, and where your new employer also facilitates DAS.
Change of Employment (BSO)
Use this application form if your union sub payment is currently, and will continue to be, made via bank standing order.
If you have any difficulties please contact us here or call 01 817 1500 for assistance.