Do I need to renew my CUPE membership card?

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As our organizing campaign presses on, and more and more WestJet and WestJet Encore Cabin Crew sign cards to join CUPE, there are some questions around whether CUPE membership cards expire.

In fact, there is no expiry date on your card.

But the Canada Industrial Relations Board does require CUPE to collect a $5 Application Fee during the six-month period prior to an application for certification.

In other words, once CUPE is ready to file for certification for WestJet and WestJet Encore Cabin Crew, we’ll need to make sure your five dollars has been paid in the six months prior. But you can leave that part to us – we will contact you in the next little while if we need to collect another five dollars.

It’s important to remember that this money doesn’t go to CUPE – it will stay with your Local once you are certified and will be used at your Local’s discretion.

If that’s still confusing, don’t worry. You can always follow up with us directly at or by phone at 1-844-437-1822.