Your Bargaining Team is very pleased to present the ratification package in preparation for voting on the new tentative agreement!

As you are aware, on June 26, 2019 a tentative agreement was signed with the Employer, completing this round of negotiations. We thank all the members of the NEB Group for their support in getting to a deal!

This agreement must now be ratified by the NEB membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify this agreement.  All members in good standing will receive the voting instructions by email. The voting will be open for a period beginning July 10, 2019 and closing on July 24, 2019, at 12:00 pm (Noon EST).  Please ensure your membership information is up to date.

Important Information:

You will be invited to join a town hall discussion on July 9, 2019 from 12pm -2pm in room 2412 to discuss the tentative agreement. You will receive a separate communication with the details.

Your Bargaining Team is also available to answer questions from the membership regarding the proposed amendments to the collective agreement.

Via teleconference please call into the teleconference line:

Toll-free: 1 855 453 6962

Conference ID: 1814201

It is important that you take the time to review the changes prior to voting and prior to asking questions to the Bargaining Team. You will find all the information below:

Please review the attached documents:

A Yes vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period of 180 days or 560 days to implement them (this includes any retro pay) depending on the agreement on retro pay between the Institute and the Employer. We expect that this agreement to be implemented within the 180 day period and not require additional interventions.

A No vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the NEB Bargaining Team to pursue further negotiations, with a high likelihood of heading to arbitration and a settlement after the upcoming election.  

The Bargaining Team unanimously recommends the acceptance of this tentative agreement.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team