Union committees are co-workers who support each other, share information, strategy and ideas on what kind of union they want to build.
There is no union without a union committee.
The majority of workers must sign union cards. Union cards are confidential.
Your employer will never see who signs a card. Union membership cards are presented to the Labour Board in order to get a union vote.
The union files for certification with the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
This application process is made in order to ask the Labour Board to conduct a vote.
5 days after filing for certification, the Ontario Labour Relations Board will hold a secret ballot vote.
50% + 1 of voters, must vote YES for a union to be formed.
The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) will issue a certificate allowing researchers to bargain their working conditions and start to form a union.