آخر تحديث - 14 أبريل 2021
If the parties are too far apart and cannot reach an agreement, a conciliation officer (someone trained to lead the negotiations) is asked by the Ministry of Labour in Ontario. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. No later than 90 days before the end of our collective agreements, collective agreement units will have either sent a bargaining communication or received from each employer. After this communication, we will have time to make decisions and exchange proposals. An agreement can be reached at any time in the negotiations. The lockout/strike ends only if an agreement is reached through other negotiations or if the province introduces a law reintroducing work. If you are an ambulance driver, please read section 2.4 of your collective agreement to understand what happens in the event of a #8 (strike or lockout). As soon as a no board report was called, the Ontario Ministry of Labour appointed a mediator to lead the negotiations. It may be the same person who acted as mediator, but the mediator now plays a more active role in finding areas of agreement and compromise. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues.
If it is still not possible to reach an agreement with an arbitrator, either the union or the employer can ask the Ministry of Labour for a no board report. Upon request, the ministry will publish within 5 days a “No Board Report” triggering a 17-day working day before a lockout or strike is possible. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. LTC workers are covered by the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act (Article 2.4 of your collective agreement). Points 6, 7 and 8 are not considered as such. If there are issues on which the union and the employer cannot agree, they are decided by an arbitrator. If an agreement can be reached through negotiation, the agreement must be ratified by both the employer and the union. The unit will hold a ratification vote for its members. Members will be informed in advance of the location and date of ratification votes. If members reject the proposed agreement, the parties will return to the negotiating table to continue negotiations. If an agreement is reached during a lockout/strike and the members do not support the conditions in the colony, the lockout/strike continues.
Each unit votes for members to join the negotiating committee. Negotiating committees are generally composed of members of the Executive Committee, unit officers from their respective units and other members of the unit. Even CUPE National representatives help. Bargaining committees may call for a strike vote at some point during negotiations. A successful vote does not immediately trigger a strike that is only used as a last resort. A successful strike vote allows bargaining committees to stage a strike if employers do not make fair proposals. A strong strike vote is a sign of solidarity and sends the message that we are united and ready to take action if necessary. A lockout or strike is possible as soon as the “No Status of Boarding Report” period expires. A lockout is made when an employer excludes its employees and refuses to allow them as a punitive measure because they refuse to accept a bad deal. A strike is an action that union members put in place to retain their work, to force their employers to reach a fair agreement. Currently, there are no job opportunities in public libraries in Vaughan: the bargaining committee develops bargaining proposals that will be presented to employers based on the results of collective surveys.