Local 793 members are being reminded to make sure their defence assessments are up to date.
The annual assessment is $30.
Payments for 2012 are due by the end of 2011.
Members can make payments in several ways. For example:
- Members can pay business representatives.
- Members can make payments in person at head office or any district office.
- Members can mail payments to head office at 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, Ont., L6L 6X8.
When mailing a payment, please ensure it is marked as a defence assessment payment.
The fund provides money for the “defence of actions commenced in labour disputes against the local, its officers or members,” according to the bylaws.
The fund is administered by a committee comprised of the business manager, president, recording-corresponding secretary, one other officer selected by the executive board, and five other members who represent different regions of the province as determined by the executive board.
Money in the fund is used to help defray costs incurred by the union as a result of a labour dispute, including strikes or lockouts, and any legal and other fees and expenses incurred in the defence of interests of Local 793.
The account of the defence fund is audited annually by a chartered accountant.