CIU strike pay top-up update

May 19, 2023

We have now processed the CIU national strike pay top-up for PA, EB, TC and SV members who attended picket lines between April 19 and April 21, 2023.

Members who attended a picket line between April 19 and April 21, and who signed up for electronic payments with PSAC, will receive an e-transfer in the next 24 hours covering picket line attendance in the first week. An email has been sent to these members with information on how to deposit the e-transfer once they receive it. Members who have not registered to receive e-transfers will be issued a cheque, although these are still being processed.

As a reminder, the CIU national strike pay top-up of $50/day is paid to striking members who attended a picket line for at least four hours per day. Please note that payments are issued based on data communicated to CIU by PSAC.

Further note that we are still processing the strike pay top-up for the second week of the strike. Members who attended picket lines during the second week and who have registered for e-transfers will receive a notification once payment is processed for those days. We thank you for your patience as we continue to work to process payments as quickly as possible.

All inquiries regarding the CIU strike pay top-up should be sent to In a few isolated cases, we have incomplete contact information for some members, which makes it difficult to issue payment via cheque or e-transfer. Members who have attended a picket line but who do not receive a payment notification from CIU should contact us at so that we may investigate, bearing in mind that payments for the second week have yet to be issued.

Some Branches are also issuing local top-ups. Please contact your Branch President for more information about Branch strike pay top-ups.

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