Every employee shall become a member of the Union.  All new Employees shall become a member of the Union on date of hire.


The Employer shall advise employees in their Letter of Offer that they are included in the Bargaining Unit represented by the Union, and that their employment is on the terms and conditions set out in the Collective Agreement. The Letter shall also include the website address where the Collective Agreement may be accessed.



The Employer agrees to deduct on a monthly basis the dues and/or assessments of the Union from the salary of each Employee.


The Union shall advise the Employer in writing of the amount or rate of its monthly dues and/or assessments.  The Employer shall remit the amount deducted to the Union by the 15th day of the month following the month in which deductions were made. A payroll remittance list will include employee ID number, employee name, and amount of dues deducted.


Where an Employee does not have sufficient earnings in respect of any month to cover deductions to be made under this Article, the Employer shall not be obligated to make such deduction from the Employee’s salary.


The Employer shall provide a statement of the Union dues deducted for each calendar year on the Employee’s T-4 statement.


The Union must provide at least sixty (60) Calendar Days’ notice of any change in the monthly membership dues.