Will a strike or lockout have an impact on my best 60 consecutive months’ salary for pension calculations?

Answer

The strike period will have an impact on the Highest Average Pensionable Earnings (HAPE) as the HAPE would be based on the actual pensionable earnings and actual pensionable service accrued. The earnings and service that the member would have accrued during the strike period will be excluded unless a purchase is made.