How long will it take me to make back the money I lost?
A strike could cost you in lost pay plus lost benefits & pay increases.
With a % raise and a week strike, it will take years and months to recover your lost pay not covered by strike pay.
It is important that you make an informed decision and have a personal financial plan before going on strike, unless your employer operates during the strike, allows you to cross and you are actually able to get across the picket line.
Note: Quebec law does not allow a unionized Quebec worker to cross a picket line and do their work. BC law does not allow unionized BC workers to cross a picket line and do their work if they were hired after bargaining has started or notice to bargain was given whichever is earlier. FYI: No other government in the world has laws like this - that remove a unionized worker's freedom of expression and economic rights to work during a strike.
Union Facts: Strike Specific