How to Join a Union In Prince Edward Island
Step 1: Contact UFCW Canada
Call or email UFCW Canada. Ask to speak with an organizer. He or she is a specialist in labour law and will answer all your questions. All contacts with UFCW are confidential. No obligation.
Step 2: Sign UFCW Canada Membership Cards
With the guidance of an organizer, you and your co-workers sign UFCW Canada membership cards. The employer never sees these cards. UFCW Canada Organizers are sworn to protect confidentiality.
If 55% of the employees in your workplace sign a union card, the Prince Edward Island Labour Relations Board can automatically certify the union. It can be that easy!
Step 3 (if necessary): Vote for UFCW Canada
If at least "50% + one" employees in your workplace sign a union card, but less than 55%, the Labour Board will likely hold a secret ballot vote.. No one will know how you voted.
If a majority vote YES for UFCW Canada, the Labour Board can allow you and your coworkers to join the Union.
Step 4: Now that you have a Union.
Your employer and UFCW representatives (including workers from your bargaining unit) can then sit down to negotiate a collective agreement. This agreement - the union contract - sets out the wages, benefits, working conditions, job security and other rights of the workers.
What are you waiting for?
If you think you need a union, you probably do. UFCW Canada is one of Canada's largest and most respected unions. A better life for you and your co-workers is just a phone call or email away. Get the union advantage - contact us today.