The National Constitution allows dues waivers when the member is off work and the requested dues waiver is approved as per the National Constitution.  In order to be eligible, you must be a member in good standing.  Membership is a condition of employment (4.07 of the Collective Agreement).  For RAND members, please note that upon becoming a member, the union dues waiver is not retroactive.


Dear Sisters, Brothers and Comrades,


Second Round Elections commenced February 28, 2023, and concluded March 7, 2023, in compliance with Article 8 of the Toronto Local By-Laws (Ver. June 15, 2021).  Ballot counting occurred on March 13, 2023 from 10:31 a.m. to 9:11 p.m.  In addition to the Election Committee and an independent third party (Bridge Consulting) nominee appointed union members participated in the ballot counting as scrutineers.

Update On the Toronto Local Executive Elections

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Comrades 

The Local Executive is aware of the March 12, 2023 bulletin by President Qaiser Maroof. The bulletin speaks to President Maroof overturning and redoing both rounds of the 2023 Toronto Local elections.  Late on March 12, 2023 the Toronto Local Executive held an emergency executive meeting to discuss this issue. President Qaiser Maroof was given the opportunity to attend the executive meeting and did not. As such the following motions were unanimously passed by the Toronto Local Executive.

2023 Toronto Local Executive Elections Committee Report to the Membership February 23, 2023

First Round Elections commenced on February 13, 2023 and concluded on February 20 in compliance of Article 8 of Toronto Local By-Laws (ver. June 15, 2021).

Ballot count took place shortly after 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2023 and was completed at approximately 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2023.  In addition to the committee and independent third-party (Drew North Consulting), the counting of the ballots was witnessed by approximately twenty (20) scrutineers.

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