You will get a cheque for $500.00 for each week in which you picket a 40-hour schedule. 

There are no taxes or deductions on strike benefits.

You will see that we use the term strike benefit, not strike pay. The reason for this is that when you pay someone, that pay could be taxable.

We want to make sure that you get every penny you can to support your families while fighting Cargill for a fair contract. The goal is to stop the squeeze you are facing from the affordability crisis.

Strike benefits come from three different sources:

•          $250.00 comes from the UFCW Strike Fund

•          $200.00 comes from the National Defence Fund (NDF)

•          $50.00 comes from the UFCW Canada National Council

It is important that you know these funds are healthy and strong enough to support you for as long as the strike lasts. For example, the NDF has over 100 million dollars in savings to support workers who are on strike.

We’re still looking for a few more leaders to be Picket Captains. If you have not signed up or know someone who should sign up, click here to register to be a strike leader.

We are working with the International Union to finalize some information on additional pay for the first week of the strike and the UFCW Local 401 Hardship Fund. But know that we will be there to support you while you’re on strike.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa (e-mail: tludwig@ufcw401.ab.ca, cell: 587-578-9443) or Devin (e-mail: dyeager@ufcw401.ab.ca, cell: 403-680-4184).

In solidarity,

Your UFCW Local 401 Union Bargaining Committee