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, to a maximum equal to the dues for Urban members. Some Locals have bylaws for a local assessment over and above the monthly basic dues.
With the new collective agreements, there have been wage increases for the Urban and RSMC bargaining units.
The delay between the expiry of the old collective agreements and Arbitrator MacPherson’s award of the new agreements created retroactivity, both with wages as well as dues owing.
Monthly union dues for members of the Urban Operations have been set, as follows: