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I have concerns about fulfilling my financial obligations during a strike. What assistance is being offered to members who need additional support?

We will be establishing a Hardship Fund to which Members can apply for assistance. Grants and loans will be provided on the basis of need. Please contact the Job Action Committee to find out how you apply.

We also recommended that you contact your financial institutions as soon as possible to explain the situation and discuss payment options during a strike or lockout. They may offer support, services, or options to assist during this time.

Mortgage lenders will generally approve alternative payment schedules in case of strike or lockout, as will some credit-card companies and landlords. Upon request, Unit 1, OPSEU 677 will provide letters to Members as proof of strike or lockout.