[Sticky] How much is strike pay?  


How  much is strike pay?


Under OPSEU policy, strike pay is provided to members who complete strike-related duties assigned by their local strike committee. Only signed-up members are eligible to receive strike pay. Strike pay is not taxable.

Delegates at the 2016 OPSEU Convention voted for a substantial increase in strike pay.  Your Local 560 Executive have voted to "top up" the OPSEU pay with a supplement from your local's war chest. 

During weeks one to three, each member is entitled to OPSEU strike pay of $40 per day (or $200 per week). Your Local 560 will add $60 per day (or $300 per week) for a total of $100 per day ($500 per week).  In addition, OPSEU will provide $10 per day (or $50 per week) each for member's  dependants.

During the fourth week, OPSEU strike pay increases and each member is entitled to $60 per day (or $300 per week).  Your Local 560 will add $40 per day (or $200 per week) for maintain our total of $100 per day ($500 per week), for weeks four and five;  starting week six the OPSEU portion will continue to be $60 per day (or $300 per week) for the duration of the strike.  Dependant pay remains the same at $50 per week throughout the strike.

A dependant is defined as:

  • a non-income-earning spouse (excluding a spouse on strike);
  • a child under 18 (or under 26 if attending school full-time) OR a dependant child as defined by the collective agreement or benefit plan;
  • a disabled family member; or
  • an elderly family member who normally receives financial support from the striking member.

If both spouses are on strike, both may claim the dependants.

Edited: 5 months  ago

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