Under TEU rules membership is open to people seeking to be employed in tertiary education institutions, as well as those employed in them. If you become a TEU member while seeking employment in a tertiary education institution, the union may be able to give you information about the range of conditions under which you may work. This may be of particular interest if you are working on a contract for services basis for a tertiary education institution while seeking employment in tertiary education. You may also apply to join the Education Benevolent Society (EBS) upon gaining TEU membership.
If you retire or resign from employment in a tertiary education institution, you can remain an associate member of the union for a reduced fee. Associate membership does not entitle you to vote at union meetings, but it does permit you to become or remain a paying member of the Education Benevolent Society (EBS), and use its benefits. If you become an associate member and work for a polytechnic or a university on a contract for services basis, then you may be able to seek advice about that from TEU.