Union dues are monthly contributions members make to the union based on their working status. By paying union dues, members pool their resources to ensure protection of the group as a whole and achieve fair wages and benefits, safe working conditions and representation.
Dues rates are set by majority vote of the membership. Monthly dues amounts vary according to the charter as well as the collective agreement the member is working under.
While working, employers deduct union dues and submit them to the union. It is our members’ responsibility to ensure union dues are deducted and submitted – please regularly check your pay slip!
All dues are payable on the 1st of every month. In order to maintain Good Standing, members must ensure their dues are paid monthly whether you are working, out of work, on disability or retired.
Union dues pay for the services we offer our members. Unions are non-profit organizations and union dues are tax deductible.
Our members have union pride; membership is for a lifetime. Paying union dues is important. Union dues must be paid up to date to vote in elections or ratify collective agreements. Dues must be paid in full to be dispatched to a job position. Dues must be paid to fully access health and pension benefits. If, for any reason, you are unable to pay your dues or make the difficult decision to withdraw your membership, please contact administration for assistance.