Graduate Research Assistants to Vote Wednesday

August 29, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

University of Guelph graduate research assistants will be voting Wednesday as a result of an application for certification from the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Centre, Room 103.

Information about the vote and certification process was emailed to all graduate research assistants Monday afternoon, once the University received required information from the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Bulletins were also sent to deans, chairs and administrative assistants, who were asked to post the information in appropriate locations.

People who did not receive emails but believe they should be included are welcome to show up to vote. You will be asked to present your student identification, and eligibility will be determined at the voting station.

Voting will be in-person by secret ballot. There will be no proxy voting, no advance polls, no mail-in ballots and no other variation on voting. The vote will be supervised by a Labour Relations Board officer.

The outcome of a vote is determined by a majority of those who cast ballots, not by a majority of those who are eligible to vote.

All graduate research assistants are potentially affected by the outcome of the vote. The University urges all graduate research assistants to educate themselves on this issue and to exercise their right to vote on Wednesday.

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