Fees, Dues, and Assessments

Section 11. Fees, Dues, and Assessments

11.1   Initiation Fee

New members shall be required to pay an initiation fee of $2.50 in addition to their first dues payment. Initiation fees shall be deducted in the same fashion as
monthly dues (Article B.4.1 & B.8.2).

11.2   Monthly Dues

The monthly dues shall be 1.5 percent of a member’s gross salary, effective  June 15, 1998 (Article B.4.3).

11.3   Re-admittance Fee

  1. The re-admittance fee shall be $2.50.
  2. In cases of members who are periodically unemployed and/or absent from the Local, the re-admittance fee shall only be levied if their absence from the membership equals or is greater than 24 consecutive months (Article B.4.1-4.2).

11.4   Changes to 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, or the levying of any special assessment, can be affected only by following the procedure for amendment of these By-Laws
(Section 20) (Article B.4.3).

11.5   Notwithstanding the above provisions, if the Biennial Convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees changes the Per Capita Tax or institutes
additional levies above the level herein established, these By-Laws will be deemed to have been automatically amended to conform to the new CUPE
minima (Article 4.2).

Section 12. Non-Payment of Dues and Assessments

12.1   A member unemployed or unable to work because of sickness shall not be required to pay their arrears.

12.2   Members unemployed for a period greater than 24 months shall be required to pay the re-admittance fee.