Depends what you mean by soon. from April you will pay about £12 more per month if you are on a salary of about £30k. You will have lost less than that as that would be the gross amount. I lost about £98 and I'm at the top of the scale. It would probably be about £68. They're not any worse or any better than any other union. None of the public sector workers have got anywhere so far. Wouldn't advise not being in a union. You might need them some day for the legal cover. Very simply - it's still miles better than you will get anywhere else, especially on your own. I'm not one of the militant ones. I'd rather just teach too.