(1) A member may resign from membership of the Union by written notice addressed and delivered to the Secretary of his/her Branch.
(2) A notice of resignation from membership of the Union takes effect:-
(a) where the member ceases to be eligible to become a member of the Union:-
(i) on the day on which the notice is received by the Union; or
(ii) on the day specified in the notice, which is a day not earlier than the day when the member ceases to be eligible to become a member;
whichever is later; or
(b) In any other case:-
(i) at the end of two weeks; or
(ii) on the day specified in the notice;
whichever is later.
(3) Any subscriptions, fees, fines and levies owing but not paid by a former member of the Union in relation to a period before the member’s resignation took effect, may be sued for and recovered in the name of the Union in a Court of competent jurisdiction, as a debt due to the Union.
(4) A notice delivered to the Branch Secretary shall be deemed to have been received by the Union when it was delivered.
(5) A notice of resignation that has been received by the Union is not invalid because it was not addressed and delivered to the Branch Secretary.
(6) A resignation from membership of the Union is valid even if it is not effected in accordance with this Rule, if the member is informed in writing by or on behalf of the Union that the resignation has been accepted.
(7) If a financial member retires from employment permanently or changes employment to a position not covered under these rules by the union, the member shall be entitled to transfer to the status of Health Fund Member.