Union dues are set at 1.35% of your gross monthly income, whether you work part-time or full-time. Bonuses, shift premiums and overtime are not included in this calculation and you do not pay dues when you are off on WSIB, leave of absence, maternity or parental leave, or sick leave.
On average unionized auto workers have higher wages, more bonuses during contract negotiations, and enjoy better and more comprehensive benefits than Toyota workers. As a result of 2020 contract negotiations, unionized auto workers will receive a combined average of $21,000 more in total wage increases and bonuses from 2020-2023. That’s $7,000 more per year excluding improvements to benefits coverage, pensions, and other significant gains.
Union dues are tax deductible.
It doesn’t cost to be a member of Unifor. It pays!