SGMM: Ratification Vote April 19th

On Sunday, April 14th, the Bargaining Team for CUPE 3903 units 1, 2, and 3 voted to endorse tentative renewal collective agreements to send for ratification by the membership. Endorsement reflects that the Bargaining Team believes that these are the best deals that we will achieve. Although the Bargaining Team recognizes that not everything we wanted in this round of bargaining was achieved, we have obtained some notable gains that make this deal worth endorsing. The Special General Membership Meeting for Ratification will be April 19th from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

In order to best facilitate the vote, the SGMM will be held online only. All members must register here in advance to receive your ballot. 

In order to register, you will need to provide your employee number (not your student number), which will be kept confidential. Your employee number is on your monthly pay stub. If you don’t know your employee number, please click here for instructions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.

During the meeting, the Bargaining Team will present the Employer’s latest offer and explain their recommendation of it.

The presentation will last for up to one hour, followed by another hour of discussion (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Ballots will open at the beginning of the meeting, and be available for two hours after the meeting ends – closing at 4:00 p.m.

Each unit’s members will vote separately on each of their own offers.

All three units of the Bargaining Team voted to recommend that members ratify this deal. The information linked here is to give members a summary of what is in each offer to inform your vote.

Click here to read the Bargaining Team’s summary of the tentative agreements.

You can also look through the complete tentative agreement documents here:

If members vote by a simple majority (by unit) to ratify the Terms of Settlement (the Employer’s offer), the strike will end and members will return to work Monday, April 22nd. If members vote by a simple majority (by unit) to reject the Terms of Settlement, the strike will continue.

Members should note that the strike is still underway until members decide otherwise.

Please click here to register before the vote opens on the 19th to ensure that you have enough time to receive your ballot and to vote.


12:00 p.m. Presentation by the Bargaining Team of the Employer’s latest offer

1:00 p.m. Discussion and questions for the Bargaining Team / voting opens

2:00 p.m.  Meeting ends/ Zoom room remains open / voting continues

4:00 p.m.  Period to receive ballot closes

4:30 p.m Counting Begins

The results of the vote will be announced as soon as all the ballots are counted.

Members are not obliged to attend the entire meeting in order to vote on the Employer’s latest offer, but members MUST register for the SGMM in order to receive a ballot. Register well in advance of the meeting to ensure an easy voting process. We strongly encourage members to attend and listen to the bargaining report before voting, if possible. Members may receive their ballot anytime between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

E-voting Period, Procedure and Eligibility

Voting Period: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Procedure: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE SGMM IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A BALLOT. You can register here. It is crucial that you register as far in advance as possible. On April 19th, during the SGMM (after the bargaining team report), members will receive an email from SimplyVoting with their ballot. The ballot will go to the email that you registered for the meeting with.

Email Melvin Chan at if you registered for the meeting but did not receive your ballot after the vote has opened. Please check all your email accounts and spam folders before writing to us. You will have until Friday, April 19th (4:00pm EDT) to vote.

Eligibility: All members with active contracts are eligible to vote. Political members are also eligible. A political member is someone who has had a valid contract within the past 12 months.

There will be CART closed captioning of this meeting. For other accessibility needs, please contact the Equity Officer, Nadia Kanani, at