Honourary Membership

Those who…

  • Have been Union members over 60 years of age.
  • Have retired from the industry.
  • Have been members in good standing in the Union for a period of 10 years prior to retirement.

…may, upon application to the General Executive Board of the Union, be granted Honourary Membership.

Honourary members shall have full voice and vote in the Union and maintain their right to Union benefits.

Shoreworker Honourary Members are covered by the Shoreworkers’ Benefit Fund retirement benefits

Tendermen and Fishermen Honourary Members can be covered by the United Fishermen’s Benefit Fund.

To maintain full rights to your Union benefits your annual dues in the amount of $36 must be paid.

The Union will send you a letter granting you Honourary Membership and letting you know when your first $36 annual dues payment should be made.

Your annual dues should be paid each April after your first payment.

For more details – and for any exceptions to the rules, contact the UFAWU.