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Postby corwin1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:35 am

3 year contracts allow members opportunities to decertify, that is why we'll never have one that short.

As for reading the contract... we'd have to SEE the contract first!
Are you completely without faculty? The tentative agreement can be found on the TWU website...oh, sorry, you are against unions and organized labour, I forgot. You probably don't even know the website address.
As I understand it, you are not a member of the TWU so it makes little difference...you can't vote on this contract anyway, whether you like it or not.
And please check your facts. The only difference between a 3 year and a 4 year contract is the timing for applying a decert. The opportunity is still there, the timing is just different.

Wake up people! Democracy is dying!

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Postby green1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:07 am

any time during a contract vs only within the last 3 months of the 3rd, 4th or 5th year is a BIG difference when trying to decertify thousands of people. Additionally, in a 3yr contract you can decertify after the contract expires, with a 5 year contract you can't.

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Postby NC » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:08 pm

The contract length is a pain, but not what stops a decert, it's the fact that there are 12,000+ employees. 6,000+ signatures in 3 months is hopeless. the TWU woudl then empty the bank account trumpeting ULP's until the CIRB finally caves and dismisses the application.

The CIRB would be fighting hand in hand with the TWU. I would be the most painful case of "homer" reffing. They would throw penatly after penalty at the decert applicants and Telus... but it would be fun to watch.

At least you don't need to worry about union fines or "member in bad standing" as you have all crossed that bridge.

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