What are Union dues?
Dues are payments made by members of the union. They're the union's sole source of funding.
Pooling resources ensures the continued operation of OPSEU and its locals. Union dues are tax deductible and will appear on your T4.
OPSEU members pay a Union due and Local due.
- The Union due is paid to OPSEU
- The Local due is paid to Local 241
How much do I pay for Union and Local dues?
Union dues for all members
The OPSEU union due is 1.375% of your gross pay (before deductions).
If your gross pay (before deductions) for a single pay period is $1000, you pay $13.75 to OPSEU.
Local due for full-time members
Full-time members pay $4.50 local due per paycheque.
Local due for part-time members
The local due for part-time members is calculated as 0.2% based on your hourly rate and the number of hours you worked in that pay period.
If your hourly rate is $20.00 and you worked 36 hours for that pay period, you pay
(20.00 x 36) x 0.002 = $1.44