posted on Feb. 15: Staff association increases monthly dues


The McMaster University Staff Association is increasing its membership fees.

Effective today (Feb. 15) dues will increase to $12 monthly from the current $6.25. The increase was passed at the organization's annual meeting in October. The change will be reflected on this month's pay slips.

MUSA president Barry Diacon says the increase was necessary to cover increased expenses for the organization, including using a mediator for previous negotiations, the hiring of a labour lawyer and printing and office overhead costs.

Negotiating a collective agreement has also eaten into MUSA's reserve funds.