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Article 8 Union Membership and Dues Check Off

​Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​


All Employees covered by this Agreement shall become members of the Union as a condition of employment. An Employee who has a religious objection to becoming a member of the Union shall be permitted to opt out of membership by providing the Union with a signed statutory declaration outlining the objection within sixty (60) consecutive calendar days from the date of commencement of employment, but such Employee shall continue to pay Union dues.


All Employees covered by this Agreement shall be required to pay Union dues as a condition of employment. The Employer shall, therefore, deduct Union dues from the pay of all Employees covered by this Agreement. The Union shall advise the Employer, in writing, of any change in the amount of dues to be deducted from the Employees covered by this Agreement. Such notice shall be communicated to the Employer at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the effective date of the change.



The Employer shall remit Union dues deducted from the pay of all Employees to the Union within nine (9) working days from the end of the pay period. Where an accounting adjustment is necessary to correct an over or under payment of dues, it shall be effected in the next succeeding submission of dues payment. The deductions remitted shall be accompanied by particulars identifying each Employee in a printed form and electronic format showing employee number, department number, starting date, subsidiary agreement, classification, work location code, amount of Union dues deducted, name, last known address and home telephone number. Further, the Employer shall provide to the Union, on a monthly basis, a list containing the name and last known address of current recipients of Long Term Disability Insurance.


In addition to the particulars provided in Sub-Clause 8.03(a) the Employer agrees to provide the following information on a monthly basis: birthdate, anniversary month, employee type (permanent, temporary, wage), sub type (full or part time), grade, step, earnings, gender and status code for active Employees who have no dues deducted.

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