Does anyone think there is an appetite for it? it's not that hard, but with the size of your bargaining unit it would take a lot of people's effort.
I will start a private area on the board and you people can run it from there. Anyone want to be the Moderator for that area?You can only apply to decertify the union during an open time period. Also, unless the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) agrees, you cannot apply during a legal strike or lockout.
When you have a Collective Agreement the open time periods are:
a. If the Collective Agreement is for 3 years duration, or less: during the last 3 months of the collective agreement.
b. If the collective agreement is for greater than 3 years: during the last 3 months of the third year, during the last 3 months of each year thereafter, or during the last 3 months of the collective agreement.
c. If the employer voluntarily recognized the union: at any time during the first year of the collective agreement. After the first year of the collective agreement, the timing rules set out in (a) and (b) above apply.
d. If a collective agreement is for 3 years or less and if the collective agreement has expired and if a new collective agreement has not been negotiated, a decertification application may be filed.
Come on, what have you got to lose - "Member in Good standing"?
Let's discuss the pros and cons here, right now in front of everybody.