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Referendum 2019

Society members will vote April 1-15 in a referendum on whether to create an alternative dues structure to allow locals to switch from flat fee dues to a percentage model. Cast your vote to have your say!

Vote April 1-15


The Society is holding a referendum on amending our constitution to add an alternative dues structure that any local could seek to adopt through a referendum. In this referendum, members will be asked to vote on whether they support or oppose this amendment.

Members of all locals that joined the Society before 2016 pay dues based on a flat fee. If adopted, the alternative model would allow a local to change from members paying a flat fee to paying dues equivalent to 1 percent of their salary.

The proposed amendment was recommended to members by Society Council at its November 2018 meeting.

To learn more about this referendum and how to vote, click here to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Voting will take place April 1-15 using the online balloting system adopted in 2018. Voting credentials will be provided to members via email at the start of voting on April 1.


Member meetings

The Society is holding five membership meetings to inform members about the referendum. The Society will also host a remote session for members who are not in proximity to one of the in-person meetings. Please RSVP if you plan to attend a meeting to ensure there is sufficient space and food for all attendees. RSVPing to and attending a meeting will earn members points in the Level UP loyalty points reward program that can be redeemed for union apparel.

1. Bruce Power Local Member Meeting, March 14, 4PM (this is combined with the Local's member meeting on collective bargaining)

2. Pickering Member Meeting, March 19, 12-1PM

3. Toronto Member Meeting, March 19, 12-1PM

4. Barrie Member Meeting, March 21, 12-1PM

5. Niagara Member Meeting, March 22, 12-1PM