NOTICE TO ALL CUPE 389 MEMBERS
CUPE Local 389 will end the practice of paying benefit premiums for employees who have exhausted their sick leave, are awaiting LTD, on LTD beyond 2 years, or any other paid or unpaid leaves from the employer.
In February 2023, the members of CUPE Local 389 passed a motion to end this practice, as it has become cost prohibitive for the practice to continue.
Each employee will be responsible for paying the premiums to your employer to continue with your benefits. Each employer has their own system of collecting these premiums, and it is recommended that you reach out to your benefit manager at your worksite to set up these payments to avoid any lapse in coverage.
Please note that premiums paid for group benefits are a medical expense which can be claimed on your income tax.