Unionization FAQs - Ontario

By CUPE Organizing.

What is the process of forming a union?

A minimum of 40% of the employees must sign union membership cards. An application is then submitted to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“The Labour Board”). Within 5 days, the Labour Board holds a secret ballot vote at your workplace. In order for the union to be successful, 50% plus one of the employees who cast a ballot must vote in favour of the union.

What is a Collective Agreement?

A collective agreement is a contract …