The FSA Board of Directors is recommending a budget with a dues increase of 0.2% for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. The proposed increase reflects several factors including the cost of membership in CAUT, rising staffing costs, and the need to increase our general reserve fund. If FSA members choose not to join CAUT, the Board is recommending a dues increase of 0.1% to address these additional costs. FSA dues currently are 1.65% of gross wages. Union dues are tax deductible.
Because the decision on CAUT affiliation has such a bearing on the budget, the Board of Directors has called a separate special general meeting to address the budget once the CAUT vote has been conducted. Holding a second meeting also provides an opportunity for an electronic ballot so all FSA members can participate in the CAUT decision. The regularly scheduled general meeting on Wednesday April 20 will primarily be focused on CAUT affiliation so that members have the opportunity to address any outstanding issues immediately prior to the vote. Electronic voting will open up at 5 pm on April 20 and close at 5 pm on Monday April 25. The results of the vote will be reviewed at the special general meeting on Wednesday April 27 when members will be able to discuss the budget and the proposed dues increase knowing whether or not the FSA will be applying to join CAUT.Leave a reply →