August 17, 2020
Dear CUPE Local 1936 community social services members:
RE: Pandemic Pay Update
For those members eligible for the jointly Federal and Provincial funded Pandemic Pay Premium, you should see it as a lump sum payment near the end of this month or possibly early September. Employers and Government are looking to make the process as streamlined as possible, which is why the payment has not yet been made. Many agencies need to receive the funding before they are able to pass it on to eligible employees.
Given the approval of the CUPE National Secretary Treasurer’s Office, we are pleased to inform you that Union Dues will NOT be taken off the $4/hr pandemic pay premium that is jointly funded by the Federal and Provincial Governments.
If you would like more information on the pandemic pay fund, it can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/temporary-pandemic-pay
In solidarity from your Local 1936 Executive,
Sheryl Burns, President
Lee-Ann Lalli, Vice-President/Grievance Officer
Bernice Way, Secretary-Treasurer/Education and Grievance Officer