Fees are set by Annual Council. Active members: $850 annually (August 1 - July 31), per member. Reserve members: $32 annually (August 1 - July 31) plus an additional $2.80 per day taught. Associate members: $10 annually (August 1 - July 31). Fees for term contracts of less than 60 days are pro-rated and the amount is determined on the basis of the number of days employed over a denominator of sixty (60) multiplied by eighty per cent (80%) of the annual membership fee as fixed from time to time by Council.
Union dues should be included on the T4 form issued by the school board. This constitutes the required receipt for income tax purposes. All fees are deductible for income tax purposes.
Union dues cover the school year from August 1 to July 31. Dues paid in one school year are not carried over to the next school year regardless of the length of the term employment for which Union dues are paid.
All NSTU members engaged by way of a permanent, regular, probationary or term contract pay Union dues over the first five months of their employment for the school year in which they are employed.
NSTU members hired on permanent, regular or probationary contracts effective August 1 pay dues in equal instalments deducted from each pay period from August to December, inclusive.
NSTU members hired on permanent, regular or probationary contracts effective January 1 pay dues in equal instalments deducted from each pay period from January to May, inclusive and cover the period from the commencement of service to July 31. Should employment continue into the next school year, Union dues for the next school year are payable beginning August 1 as described above.
All other NSTU members, hired by way of term contracts, pay dues in equal instalments deducted from each pay period in the five months commencing with the date of their employment or over the length of the term contract, whichever is the lesser. As noted above, Union dues cover the school year or portion of the school year covered by the term contract and are not applicable to the following school year.
NSTU Members with a Permanent, Regular or Probationary Contract
Your dues are payable in full the first day you teach. However, the NSTU provides for the collection of those dues over a five month period, dating from the beginning of the school year (August 1) or the first day you teach as noted above.
NSTU Members with a Term Contract
If you begin your term in September and work more than 60 days, your dues are payable over the five months of August, September, October, November and December.
If you begin your term in January and work more than 60 days, the same rule applies: your dues are payable over the five months of January, February, March, April and May. If you then begin a new term in September of the NEXT school year, and work more than 60 days, your dues are payable again over the five months of August to December. Dues are NOT payable again in January once paid in September. For a term contract greater than 60 days and less than five months, dues are deducted in equal instalments over the contract period.
You can conceivably pay dues twice in one calendar year, but you will only ever pay one full membership fee in any SCHOOL YEAR.