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Despite CUPE members’ continued willingness to walk the picket line to defend their jobs and the services they provide, the National Strike Fund is back to $15 million. This means the special Solidarity Levy is lifted as of June 30.

Locals still pay the levy with their June dues, but with the July
remittances, locals no longer have to pay the $1 per member per month levy that has been in place since 1999.

“This is both an historic and proud moment for our union,” said CUPE National Secretary Treasurer Claude Gnreux. “In just over one year we have gone from zero dollars in our strike fund to $15 million today.”

National President Paul Moist added, “Together CUPE locals have been able to support one another in crucial battles and at the same time build our strike fund for the future. That’s what union solidarity is all about.”

Locals seeking more information should call the National Secretary Treasurer’s office at 613 237 1590 or toll free at 800 363 2873.