All workers who are members of the UNION at the time of signature of this Agreement, as well as workers who become members of the UNION during their period of validity, shall retain their status of affiliation. Section 2. Union members of grades 23 and above, as well as those who are excluded from the previous section and who have chosen to be covered by this Agreement, or those who, by reason of their religion, cannot be members, shall be entitled to the same benefits and privileges as those enjoyed and enjoyed by ordinary members of the UNION, provided that the placement costs set by the UNION are deducted from their salary. Section 3. The AGENCY shall bear the costs of printing this Agreement in the form of brochures and the distribution of copies of this Agreement to all members of the UNION. .