Dues Keep Pace with Pay Increase

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Thursday January 26 2017
AMENDED - 2015-2019/223

The National Constitution sets the basic dues rate for Urban Operations workers at 300% of the maximum hourly rate for the lowest classification within the bargaining unit. RSMC dues have been set at 1.71% of the wage portion received by each member. Some locals have bylaws for a local assessment over and above the basic dues.

With the new collective agreements, there have been wage increases for the Urban and RSMC bargaining units. The delay between the expiry of the old collective agreements and the ratification of the new ones created retroactivity both with wages as well as dues owing.

The shortfall in dues paid for the 11 months for Urban operations members is $8.59 which will be collected as an arrears on pay period three (3) dated February 9, 2017. Members received their retroactive wages in pay period one (1) on January 12, 2017.

The dues arrears for each RSMC member is dependent on their individual wages and is 1.71% of their increase.

With respect to the February 1, 2017 wage increase, systems are in place to automatically adjust the monthly dues deduction to $79.35. There will be no dues arrears arising out of that increase.

Attached are charts showing the 2016 and 2017 basic dues rates as well as the exceptions for those locals with local assessments.

I trust this information will assist in answering members’ questions about the dues rates and dues adjustments members observe on their pay slips.

REGULAR UNION DUES RATE IS $79.35 EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2017

FOLLOWING ARE THE EXCEPTIONS FOR UNION DUES DEDUCTIONS

Local Code

Local

Local $ Assessment:
Urban

Local $ Assessment:
RSMC

Total $ Dues (including  assessment)

 

 

 

 

 

12

Bathurst, NB

2.00

 

81.35

78

Moncton, NB

4.00

4.00

83.35

96

Nova, NS

4.00

 

83.35

105

Fundy, NB

5.00

 

84.35

117

Breton, NS

5.00

 

84.35

126

St. John's, Nfld

5.00

5.00

84.35

350

Montréal, QC

2.00

2.00

81.35

360

Outaouais-Québécois, QC

2.00

 

81.35

370

Québec, QC

5.00

5.00

84.35

385

Rouyn-Noranda, QC

2.00

 

81.35

390

Saguenay/Lac St-Jean, QC

3.00

 

82.35

440

Ste-Thérèse, QC

2.00

2.00

81.35

450

Mauricie, QC

2.00

2.00

81.35

502

Belleville, ON

1.00

 

80.35

548

Hamilton, ON

3.00

3.00

82.35

556

Kingston, ON

2.00

 

81.35

560

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

3.00

3.00

82.35

566

London, ON           

5.00

5.00

84.35

573

Newmarket, ON

2.00

2.00

81.35

579

Oshawa, ON

3.00

3.00

82.35

580

Ottawa, ON

7.00

7.00

86.35

602

Scarborough, ON

10.00

10.00

89.35

620

Thunder Bay, ON

7.50

7.50

86.85

630

Windsor, ON

10.00

 

89.35

708

Brandon, MB

8.00

 

87.35

710

Calgary, AB

5.00

 

84.35

728

Cranbrook, BC

2.00

 

81.35

*730

Edmonton, AB

12.40

12.40

91.75

739

Fraser Valley West, BC

6.00

6.00

85.35

740

Royal City, BC

6.00

6.00

85.35

744

Grande Prairie, AB

5.00

 

84.35

758

Kamloops, BC

5.00

5.00

84.35

760

Kelowna, BC

10.00

10.00

89.35

770

Lethbridge, AB

2.00

 

81.35

776

Medicine Hat, AB

1.00

 

80.35

812

Prince George, BC

1.00

 

80.35

816

Quesnel, BC

5.00

 

84.35

820

Regina, SK

3.00

 

82.35

*824

Saskatoon, SK

9.14

9.14

88.49

846

Vancouver, BC

4.50

 

83.85

850

Victoria, BC

5.00

5.00

84.35

*856

Winnipeg, MB

10.43

 

89.78

*: These Locals have special local by-laws regarding their rate of union dues.

 

In solidarity,

Beverly Collins
National Secretary-Treasurer