The NDF provides the support you need, when you need it the most.
The UFCW Canada National Defence Fund (NDF) is your guarantee that, in the event of a strike or lockout, not only will your local union have the resources to fight even the biggest employer on your behalf, but you will receive extra strike benefits to reduce the impact of the strike on you and your family.
The goal and purpose of the fund is to provide members with further financial security during strikes and lockouts.
The NDF provides three contribution rate levels. Contributions to the NDF are made on a monthly basis by the participating local unions on a per capita basis for each member in each affiliated unit for each week. The weekly per capita rate, as determined by a vote of the membership of each affiliated unit is $2.00 equivalent to $200 per week picket pay, $1.00 equivalent to $100 per week picket pay, or .50 cents equivalent to $50 per week picket pay.
To learn more about the NDF, check out the brochure (PDF) below.