This message is pertinent to those members who were laid off earlier this year and collected CERB benefits. The Union had negotiated a Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) plan with the City such that those who were laid off due to COVID would receive a top-up to their CERB benefit to about 75% of their regular income. CERB indicated that it would claw back anything over $1000 per month, so the City only paid the $1000.
Now that people are back to work, the Union grieved for the remainder of the top-up. This week we arrived at a resolution with the City and members will be paid the balance of the promised top-up. It will be coming in the 1st quarter of 2021, and you’ll receive a message from the City in your City email. If you have signed up up to receive emails from the Union you would have received an email with a list of members who are eligible. If you have not signed up and you would like to see if you are on the list you can do so here.
Read the City’s message carefully and follow instructions. Here is the most recent draft of the letter you’ll receive from the City. The only change is that the deadline to apply has been moved back – probably to December 07. Draft Letter
Click this link if you are eligible, and sign into your COE account:
If you’re having problems or need to know the amount you’re entitled to, give us a call at the Union office: 780 426 6136 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
ATU Local 569
ATU Local 569