This bulletin is to inform you that CUPW and Canada Post have found an error in the way union dues have been calculated and deducted for Permanent Relief Employees (PRE) in the Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining unit. In accordance with a resolution adopted by the National Executive Board, monthly union dues calculations are based on 1.71% of RSMC’s annual wage component, to an annually set maximum.
AMENDED: 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.
In January 2004, all Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) received a pay increase and started to be covered by Employment Insurance and the Canada Post Pension Plan. Also, all RSMC started to pay union dues to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Every month, all RSMC pay 1.67% of the w...
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