CAPE Membership Votes Against a Proposed Dues Increase

October 01, 2012

The CAPE membership has voted down a proposed dues increase of $15.00 per month.

2357 members voted on the proposed dues increase.

The results are as follows:

59% against
41% in favour

“A majority of the CAPE membership has made it clear that it is not ready to approve an increase of $15.00 a month,” said CAPE President Claude Poirier. “We are naturally very disappointed – other unions increase dues every year and this increase was the first proposed increase for CAPE in almost seven years. The decision to approach the membership with this proposal was not arrived at easily. But there is a crisis and the crisis remains. With no dues increase at this time, the CAPE National Executive Committee and the CAPE Finance Committee will have to take the next few months to re-examine priorities and the organization’s financial commitments. The CAPE of the future, and the future of CAPE, have suddenly become uncertainties.”