Strike Pay

The strike deadline for both units is coming up soon (Monday, March 27th, 2023).

In order to ensure everyone is signed up for strike pay and picketing shifts, we would encourage you to sign up for both now, so that no one is left scrambling at the strike deadline.

Here is our FAQ about strike pay, and how it works.

There are two forms to fill out for strike pay and picketing shifts

1) The first form goes to CUPE National. It is your Strike Pay registration form.

2) The second form goes to CUPE 4600. It contains the registration for online picket pay payments, as well as picketing shifts signups.

Both of these forms have been emailed to the membership. You can find them in your inbox, and in the latest CUPE 4600 Digest. If you are having difficulties finding the forms, please email

Members who are unable to participate in the pickets but are still planning on taking part in the strike can fill out our accommodations forms to request alternative strike duties. Reasons for not participating in picket lines can be related to accessibility/disability, as well as for a number of other reasons (such as our numerous members who do not live in Ottawa). The accommodations forms was emailed to all members, and can be found in the latest CUPE 4600 digest. If you are having difficulties finding the form, please email