In the last round of bargaining, the employer, in exchange for a longer period to implement the terms of the new collective agreements, agreed to pay all employees a $400 non-pensionable bonus. This money was paid on Dec. 11, 2019. We have heard from a number of members who have expressed surprise at the actual net amount that they received. In some cases, union dues and parking were deducted in error. But these errors do not account for the small amounts that some members are actually getting. The RCEA is looking into this.
In the meantime, it would be very helpful if we could get a better idea of what members actually received. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the dollar amount that you actually received. This data will be collated anonymously with no reference to name, group or email address.