Strike Hardship Fund

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About the Fund

The Strike Hardship Fund is intended to offset any hardship incurred by the strike by supplementing strike pay. This could include, but is not limited to, funds to help cover the cost of winter clothing, transportation and/or childcare during the strike, food, rent, etc., if your pay has decreased. Please state briefly your reasons for applying and include basic financial information, employment status and strike information. Please attach any new receipts or cost estimates that you may have.

Each member can get a maximum of $500. The funds are limited and will be distributed based on need.

New deadline

The deadline for applications to the Strike Hardship Fund has been extended to Thursday, April 30th. Hard copy applications will be accepted at the CUPE 3903 office until 3:30 p.m. and electronic applications will be accepted through the Strike Hardship Fund email until midnight. Please email applications to

We encourage members who have not received strike pay to apply. Given that we have received additional funds to specifically cover transit costs, we also encourage members requiring funding for transit costs to apply.

Please carefully complete all fields of the Strike Hardship Fund application UPDATED (click to download), and remember to include pay stubs and receipts for any specific costs you are seeking to have reimbursed (with the exception of TTC fares/passes).

We will work as quickly as we can to adjudicate applications and we appreciate your patience during this process. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact us by email with a detailed subject line:


We are happy to answer your questions. The people adjudicating this fund are members committed to helping our members. Please email inquiries to