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Unifor for Alectra Workers

Choose your union, choose your future


In February 2017 Alectra Inc. started a process with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) that will change your career forever: Alectra employees must now vote to decide which of its three existing unions will be the bargaining agent for all unionized employees of Alectra.

This is a campaign between Unifor, IBEW and a CUPE local union, the PWU.

The OLRB conducts the secret ballot vote on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at each of the nine primary work locations – St. Catharines, 2 locations in Hamilton, 2 locations in Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham and Barrie. Notice of the voting arrangements will be provided by the OLRB soon and we will post them here. Any eligible voter may vote at any location if for some reason they cannot vote at their home location. As per normal OLRB rules, voting must be on site on the voting day and there can be no proxy voting. Ballots will be counted June 28.

A second vote will take place if the first vote does not produce a majority (50% plus one) for any union. If a second vote is necessary, the union which placed third on the first vote will be dropped from the ballot on the second vote. The second vote, if needed, will occur on July 11, 2017.