I have recently received my USDAW Ballot Paper through the post, and now understand having read the enclosed material that USDAW is affiliated with the Labour Party. Since I do not support the policies and principles of the Labour Party, and never have, I feel quite angry that a percentage of my monthly Union membership fee is in fact an involuntary political subscription to a political party who I do not support. I would like to ask whether it is possible for me to opt out of this political subscription, which would obviously reduce my monthly membership fee?
Thank you for your email regarding Usdaw membership and opting out of the political subscription.
It is possible for you to opt out and to do this you need to complete a small form which i will send to you
in the post.
However due to union rules this will not take effect until the first week in January 2010.
In addition your monthly membership will remain the same and you will recieve a refund of the political fee
on a yearly basis in the form of a cheque which will be sent by our Audit Department.
Lledaenwch y neges!