Resolution No. 14 Increase the Death Benefit

Unifor National Will:

  • Lobby the various levels of government to increase the death benefit from $2500 to $5000 and make it non-taxable.
  • Unifor lobbies provincial labour federations to organize a national campaign for an enhanced tax- free death benefit.



  • The amount of the death benefit has not changed for many
  • The amount of $2500 should be used to pay for a decent
  • The cost of funeral expenses in 1998 varied from $2500 to $5000.
  • The cost today varies between $5000 to $10,000.


Respectfully Submitted by:

Local 62