The CUPW 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, to a monthly maximum equal to the dues for Urban Operation members.
With the current collective agreements, there is a 2% wage increase for the RSMC and Urban Operations bargaining units.
The new maximum monthly deduction for union dues for members of the RSMC bargaining unit effective January 1, 2023 is $90.61.
The Urban Operations new monthly deduction for union dues is $90.61, effective February 1, 2023.
The new monthly deduction for union dues will be collected on pay period 3.
However, since the union dues increase for RSMC was not done on January 1st, union dues arrears will be collected on pay period 6. This is the month when you have 3 pays.
Attached is a chart showing the 2023 basic dues rates as well as the exceptions for those Locals with local assessments.