The following information has been vetted by VP Brent Tree and President Dan Borthwick.

If you come to one meeting during the contract term this is the one!

What happens at the ratification meeting on Sunday, September 17th?
(10am at the London Convention Centre)

We have been asked by several members what to expect at the Ratification/Strike information meeting this Sunday.

There are many members who have never been through this before.

There are 3 possible scenarios:

1) The Master Bargaining Committee (MBC) comes to the meeting on Sunday with no tentative agreement.

If this is the case the meeting becomes a Strike Information meeting and members have the opportunity to sign up for picket duty and get all info we will need to proceed.

Our contract ends at 10:59PM Sunday night.

Any member scheduled to work on Sunday must work up until that time then exit the plant. DO NOT LEAVE EARLY!

The MBC will continue to bargain

2) The MBC brings a tentative agreement to the meeting.
It will be presented and members will get the chance to ask questions.
There will be a vote.

Tentative Agreement Accepted
If the agreement is accepted it’s business as usual and we all head back to work for the life of the contract.

3) The MBC brings a tentative agreement to the meeting.
It will be presented and members will get the chance to ask questions.
There will be a vote.

Tentative Agreement Rejected
If the tentative contract is not accepted we are on strike at the 10:59PM deadline.
We wait and take direction from the MBC and our President at that point.

Members who wait for the results will be able to sign up for strike duty at the Convention Centre on Sunday.

Members who leave immediately after the voting will be able to sign up Monday morning at the union hall.

The current contract is in force until 10:59PM Sunday night, September 17, 2017.

The MBC will inform Company and return to bargain

Anyone working or scheduled to work on Sunday, September 17 prior to 11:00PM must show up and work their scheduled shift until 10:59PM.

DO NOT leave early as this would be considered an illegal work stoppage.

The MBC will post new information on the status of negotiations on the website.

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