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Are you paid up-to-date? One-time contribution holiday of $30

Make sure your 2018 Defence Assessment is paid by no later than December 31, 2018. This will entitle you to a one-time contribution holiday for the calendar year 2019, in conjunction with our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

This is a $30 savings. Payments can be made on our website, or go to your local area office. Don’t delay. Get this done today.

Effective January 1, 2020 you will pay your regular Defence Assessment.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, members must be in good standing with the union as of December 31, 2018.

They must also have their current defence assessments paid up to date (to the end of 2018) by no later than December 31, 2018.

If a member has already prepaid the $30 defence assessment for 2019, a credit will be applied to their account for a future year.

Any member who joins membership or pays their defence assessment following the deadline will be required to pay the regular defence assessment for 2019.

Local 793’s Defence Assessment

The fund provides money for “pay strike or lockout benefits to the members of Local 793 and its subdivisions, or any other expenses incurred as a result of a strike or lockout,” according to the by-laws.

The fund is administered by a committee comprised of the business manager, president, recording-corresponding secretary and one other officer selected by the business manager. Also, five other members who represent different regions of the province of Ontario as determined by the business manager.

Should the requirement arise, all eligible members who meet the criteria of the contribution holiday will be eligible for strike pay in 2019.

Defence Assessments Due for 2017

Local 793 members are being reminded to make sure their defence assessments are up to date.

The annual assessment is $30.

Payments for 2017 are due by the end of 2016.

Members can make payments in several ways. For example:

  • Members can pay business representatives.
  • Members can make payments in person at head office or any district office. Payments must be made by credit card, debit or cheque. Offices do not accept cash.
  • Members can login to the members section of the union website at www.iuoelocal793.org and make a payment.
  • Members can mail payments to head office at 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, Ont., L6L 6X8.

When mailing a payment, please ensure it is marked on the envelope as a defence assessment payment. The cheque should be made payable to IUOE Local 793.

The fund provides money for the “defence of actions commenced in labour disputes against the local, its officers or members,” according to the bylaws.

The fund is administered by a committee comprised of the business manager, president, recording-corresponding secretary, one other officer selected by the executive board, and five other members who represent different regions of the province as determined by the executive board.

Money in the fund is used to help defray costs incurred by the union as a result of a labour dispute, including strikes or lockouts, and any legal and other fees and expenses incurred in the defence of interests of Local 793.

The account of the defence fund is audited annually by a chartered accountant.