Due to the provincial and municipal by-laws surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be able to physically meet as we have in the past for our Ratification Vote. Because of these same restrictions, the Zoom meeting will not be televised at the Hall.

The Ratification Meeting will be live on the Zoom video conference with secure login on October 18, 2020 at 9am. The video conference website will allow for an online visual presentation of the tentative agreement from our Bargaining Committee. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions through a moderator – The link provided by email will be the easiest way to participate so don’t wait until the last minute to find out you are having troubles.

The Ratification Vote will take place on Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19th, 2020 ET. It will be ONLINE using the credentials that were emailed to your uniforloca11285.ca email account.

Despite the challenging environment we are in, we feel it is essential that we all exercise our democratic right and responsibility to vote.

Simply Voting has sent out an email to your member login email with the following information:

 “This meeting will be hosted online, through the Zoom platform… a tentative agreement is reached, the ratification meeting will provide you with a full overview of the changes contained in the tentative settlement. As of 7:00 a.m. on Sunday October 18th, you will also be able to download a comprehensive summary of the contract changes at www.unifor.org/AutoTalks2020 for review.

Zoom Client for Meetings or the Zoom app can be downloaded to your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet at www.zoom.us/download. You do not require a Zoom account to participate in this meeting. If you do not have a Zoom account, you will be prompted to enter your full name and email address upon joining the meeting. Please use your full name so that moderators can identify you during the question and answer period. If you have an existing Zoom account, please ensure you update your account to reflect your name. For more information, please visit support.zoom.us.

When: Sunday, October 18th , 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
Link: https://unifor.zoom.us/

Click “Join” to join meeting and enter Meeting ID and passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: XXX XXXX XXXX
Passcode: xxxxxx

To vote online, please visit https://unifornational.simplyvoting.com. Once you reach the login form, enter your FCA Master Number and the password provided below. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to submit your vote.

Password: XXXXX

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If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone, and CANNOT cast your vote, FOR THIS REASON ONLY, please come by to the Unifor Local 1285 Hall at 23 Regan Road between the hours:

Sunday October 18, 10am to 4pm and
Monday, October 19, 6am to 10am.

We will be limiting the amount of people entering the building to adhere to the social distancing by-law. Please enter at the back main Hall Entrance and exit at the side rear entrance.

All other technical questions, login issues and password resets can be done remotely. Please DO NOT come to the hall for login issues.

For technical questions and password resets, please contact Union Strategies at (647) 776-0950.
If you are having trouble with the APP or Member Login, you can access your member email account through mail5.unionstrategiesinc.com.

For all other inquiries, please email the Election Committee at ratification1285help@gmail.com.

NOTE: Any issues that do arise, during the vote will be dealt with on a case by case bases if we get notified in time.