To: ALL NDP CONSTITUENCY ASSISTANTS
Re: AGREEMENT RATIFIED
Ballots for the tentative agreement, as per the mediator’s recommendations, were counted this morning, September 21, 2010 at 9:00 am. Alice Ross attended as the Scruitineer.
47 ballots were cast and 64% voted in favour of acceptance of the tentative agreement. Therefore, the agreement has been ratified.
The Bargaining Committee now begins the process of proofing the tentative agreement, once completed and signed off by the parties, copies of the new collective agreement will be sent out to each member.
The agreement is now in effect. The employer can begin to implement the new wage rate and begin the calculation for retroactive payment of wages back to July 1, 2009.
Special thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all their help during this process.