Latest update on strike pay (March 29)
CUPE 3903 is currently issuing cheques for all forms of strike pay for members, including supplementary cheques to cover any discrepancies in pay. Executive Committee members and a team of rank-and-file volunteers have been working all weekend to expedite processing of Strike Pay Discrepancy Forms (available here) and the release of cheques.
We hope that all remaining cheques will be issued by Wednesday morning – at the latest, if not sooner. As soon as the release date is confirmed, it will be posted to the website and announced over union email lists.
In addition, both the Executive Committee and a Special General Membership Meeting have passed motions that:
- Guarantee that all members who applied for alternate duty within the first ten days of the strike, but who did not receive a response with clear instructions, will be paid full strike pay by CUPE 3903 from the date of their request to the date they have been assigned alternate duty, after which they will be paid for the hours they perform;
- Guarantee that all members whose alternate duty tasks have been approved by CUPE 3903, regardless of whether CUPE National approves, will be paid their hours in full by CUPE 3903 for the duration of the strike.
If you have not yet collected your strike pay, or have noticed a discrepancy in your pay, please follow these directions to collect your cheque:
- If you requested alternate duty within the first ten days of the strike, but have not received a response with clear instructions, please do not re-send your request. These requests are currently being processed, and you will receive a response shortly, including instructions about how to collect your cheque.
- If you performed picket duty or alternate duty, but no cheque was issued in your name, complete the Strike Pay Discrepancy Form and email it to CUPE3903payinfo@gmail.com with “MISSING CHEQUE” in the subject line.
- If you received a cheque but noticed a discrepancy between your pay and what you should have been paid, complete the Strike Pay Discrepancy Form and email it to CUPE3903payinfo@gmail.com with “DISCREPANCY” in the subject line.
- If a cheque was issued in your name, and you would like it to be mailed to you, email your mailing address to CUPE3903payinfo@gmail.com with “MAIL CHEQUE” in the subject line.
- If a cheque was issued in your name, and you require a third party to collect it for you, the third party must present an original note with your signature on it that authorizes the release of your cheque.
We apologize for the delay in issuing cheques, and thank the members for their patience and support as we attempt to rectify the situation. We also thank all the rank-and-file volunteers who have spent countless hours this weekend helping to process members’ claims.