When is the bargaining process completed?

Answer

When the membership has voted to ratify a tentative agreement (reached through bargaining between the parties), the membership has voted to accept the employer’s offer. The CCBA does not give access for interest arbitration to the parties during bargaining. Both parties can consent to voluntary interest arbitration on any issue as was done during the strikes of 1984, 1989 and 2006.

A new collective agreement is in place and bargaining is concluded until the next round.