POSTED ON September 11, 2014
Referendum on Ratification of the new Collective Agreement: September 16-17-18

poster_ratification_sept16-17-18-2014On August 14, 2014, CUPE 2626 reached an agreement in principle with the University of Ottawa (the Employer) regarding a new Collective Agreement. The Collective Agreement will not come into effect until the agreement in principle has been ratified by the Union members by referendum. Therefore, CUPE 2626 invites its members to answer the referendum question below by voting from September 16 to September 18, 2014.

Ratification Question: “Do you accept the terms of the agreement in principle between CUPE 2626 and the University of Ottawa (the Employer) for a new Collective Agreement (2013-2016)?”

Members will have to answer “Yes” or “No” by voting during the referendum. The Collective Agreement will be ratified if the number of “Yes” votes exceeds the number of “No” votes.

NEW: Executive Summaries of Articles

Curious about the different changes in this new Collective Agreement? Have a look at the Executive Summaries of the different articles (bilingual PDF document). This document provides a general look at the new Collective Agreement. The Summaries are part of a more complete document with the full modifications, which will be available for review from noon until 8pm in TBT 112, on September 18. Come see us and vote!

How to Vote

Please come to one of the polling stations listed below, and don’t forget to bring a piece of photo ID (Student Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc.), along with your most recent contract with you to vote.

Polling Dates & Locations

  • Sept. 16 : FSS 4006, 9am-Noon
  • Sept. 17 : RGN Atrium, 9am-Noon
  • Sept. 18 : TBT 112, Noon-8pm
  • Sept. 16-17-18 : UCU 303, 9am-4pm

Questions about the new Collective Agreement and the Ratification Referendum? Come talk to us!

In order to help you familiarize yourself with the agreement before voting in the ratification referendum on September 16-17-18, CUPE 2626 is hosting a series of information sessions. During the referendum, these information sessions will take place at the following times and locations:

  • September 16: FSS 4006 , 9am to Noon
  • September 17: RGN (Atrium) , 9am to Noon
  • September 18: TBT 112, Noon to 8pm

You can also go to our office (UCU 303), open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. You can always make an appointment with us by emailing us.