Now that an interim agreement has been reached, you may have questions about what will follow. Here are some frequently asked questions that may arise. The provisional agreement on the negotiated points is reduced by both parties to the letter and initiated by the designated representative of each party. Will the agreement be distributed before the ratification meetings? What can I do now that an agreement has been reached? Interim agreements (TA) are proposed collective agreements that have not been ratified (approved) by union leaders and the foundation board. EU members use provisional agreements to inform their vote when it is time to ratify new agreements. Preliminary agreements also give CSU leaders a taste of how the proposed contracts will work before they are approved. After the ratification of an interim agreement, it becomes a current collective agreement. This is a meeting at which members will vote on a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding between your union bargaining committee and the employer. As a union member, you have a democratic opportunity to vote on the interim agreement. If a Memorandum of Understanding is approved by a majority of members, it will be ratified. Documents are distributed at the meeting to explain, discuss and answer questions about changes or changes to your collective agreement. You can retrieve a copy of the provisional agreement at the ratification session in your territory. We do not provide the memorandum before the ratification meetings.

Our experience is that many members who have the opportunity to see the agreement at an early stage do not participate in the meetings. The allocation is ensured at meetings to ensure that our members have the opportunity to review the interim agreement, ask questions and vote. It will also help ensure maximum participation of members in these meetings, so that members can make an informed decision. As some of the changes can be difficult to understand, union representatives ensure that you will receive accurate and complete information about the preliminary agreement so that you can make an informed decision. The location, time and date of the ratification meeting for your shop are published on the Newsletter Association Council in your shop and are available online.