Retroactive GIA Applied to Graduate Student Members

In the bargaining round that concluded this summer, we negotiated a 1% across the board increase to all wages for 2020-2021. Since this increase is retroactive, members will begin to see it appear on paycheques and in student accounts. Retroactive Grant in Aid (GIA) was applied to student accounts of members who are also graduate students on or around September 15th. It should be labelled “Suppl. Grad Assistance (Grant-in-Aid).” If you see a GIA amount that is much lower than your regular monthly GIA, this is your retroactive amount. For example, if last year you held a 1.0 Tutor 1 (tutorial leader), the amount is approximately $40. The regular GIA amount should be posted on schedule with your September pay.