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HSAS & La Ronge EMS: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2019

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ARTICLE 6 – UNION SECURITY AND CHECKOFF OF UNION DUES

6.01    Every new Employee shall, within thirty (30) days, apply for and maintain membership in the Union as a condition of employment.  The Employer shall provide new Employees with a copy of the Collective Agreement at the beginning of their employment.  The Employer shall have new Employees sign authorization cards for deduction of dues, such cards to be provided by the Union.  Every Employee who is a member of the Union shall maintain membership in the Union as a condition of employment.  In those special circumstances where an Employee is not required to maintain membership in the Union, that Employee shall, as a condition of employment, pay to the Union the dues required to be paid by members.

6.02    Employee Status

The Employer shall deduct initiation fees, assessments and monthly dues from the wages of each Employee covered by this Agreement.  Deductions shall be made no later than the last pay period each month and shall be remitted to the provincial HSAS office within two (2) weeks after the deductions have been made or on the 15th of the following month.

When remitting dues, the Employer shall also provide:

(a)  List of Employee names.
(b)  List of newly hired and terminated Employees, along with dates.
(c)  Employee status.
(d)  Number of hours worked and hourly rate for each Employee.
(e)  Regular earnings for each Employee.
(f)  The amount of dues and initiation fees (if applicable) deducted from each Employee.

On a quarterly basis, the Employer shall also provide the name and address of each in scope Employee, along with her classification.

6.03    The Union shall notify the Employer in writing, of changes to the initiation fees, assessments and monthly dues not less than thirty (30) days before the effective date.

6.04    Dues Payments While Assigned To An Out-Of-Scope Position

A Union Member temporarily assigned to an out-of-scope position will have dues deducted from regular earnings received while temporarily filling the out-of-scope position. 

6.05    Orientation of New Members

A Union Representative shall be provided up to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes from her regular shift of duty without loss of pay in order to introduce the Union to the Employee.  It is agreed that this introduction will not be done at a time that would interfere with the Employers operation.

6.06    It shall be the responsibility of the Employee to advise the Employer and the Union of change of name, marital status or place of residence.

6.07    The Employer agrees to record all Union dues paid in the previous year on Employee T-4 slips.

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