The university should inform you if you are entitled to the pension plan, but you should always keep an overview to make sure there is no mistake. If you think an error has occurred and you should be in the pension plan but you are not present, you should contact HR Partner for your service. If you do not know who the service partner is for your department, contact hr Reception at ext. 53374 for information. The university and LOCAL 4120 ratified their collective renewal agreement on September 14, 2020. Please register to access the COMPATIBLE WITH THE ETC Local 4120 agreement. www.uoguelph.ca/hr/hr-services-staff-relations/employee-groups-agreements These forms are all internal to the local and relate to benefits, appointments or programs/funds that we have negotiated with the employer in collective bargaining. They must have earned 35% of the maximum pension income (YMPE) in each of the two consecutive calendar years, just prior to joining the plan. The YMPE changes every year and is defined by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This year (2017), the YMPE is $55,300. This means that you must earn $19,355 in each of the two years prior to joining the plan, which means that at the rates of pay mentioned in section 14.01 of the current collective agreement, you will need to teach 3 Stage 1 courses for each of the two calendar years prior to membership in the plan to be eligible. OR: You must have taught 3 courses on each of the two consecutive calendar years prior to PlanAND membership, whether it is Option 1 or 2, you must have been employed at the University of Guelph (or Guelph-Humber) at least 24 months without interruption prior to joining the plan. An unpaid period of less than 8 moths is always counted as continuous, so if you don`t teach during the summer, it doesn`t matter.
Members of Unit 2 (SLs) have the right to claim all expenses under Act 118.2 (2) on income tax, up to $1,000 per academic year (September to August) for themselves, their spouses or partners and their dependants. The most frequently cited eligible expenses are dental prescription, medical prescription, vision care, physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic medications.