Many members or their dependants are on prescription drugs that are commonly referred to as maintenance drugs or long-term medications. Maintenance or long-term medications are those drugs you may take on a regular basis to treat conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Both the RSMC and Urban Collective Agreements could expire on July 2nd and if that were to happen, we would not be guaranteed coverage under our Drug Plan. Members would then have to pay 100% of the cost of any prescription.
If you or a family member is on any medication that would fit into the category of maintenance or long-term medication, you should consider speaking with your Doctor and have him or her write out a prescription so that you can receive a three-month supply of the drug.
Have the prescription filled in June to ensure that you have your necessary medications to take you through a strike or lockout.
While we hope to have a negotiated Collective Agreement, it is always best to prepare.