12.01 Meaning of “provincial Collective Agreement”
For the purposes of this article 12, “provincial Collective Agreement” means the Collective Agreement between the Association and SAHO Inc. or its successors or assigns.
12.02 Negotiating Committee
(a) The Executive Council shall elect or appoint a Chair of the Negotiating Committee.
(b) The Chair of the Negotiating Committee shall select members of the Negotiating Committee in accordance with the procedures set out in subsection 11.01(c).
(c) The Negotiating Committee shall:
(i) be responsible for negotiating the provincial Collective Agreement with Employers or organizations of Employers;
(ii) communicate with Active Members in the applicable Bargaining Unit about a proposed provincial Collective Agreement for that Bargaining Unit;
(iii) report regularly to the Executive Council to obtain the Executive Council’s directions during the negotiation of a proposed provincial Collective Agreement; and
(iv) make recommendations to only the Executive Council with respect to the terms and conditions of a proposed provincial Collective Agreement.
12.03 Negotiation of Other Collective Agreements
In addition to the provincial Collective Agreement, the Association may negotiate, in the manner that the Executive Council directs from time to time, other Collective Agreements between Employers or organizations of Employers and Members of the Association who are members of other Bargaining Units.
12.04 Ratification of Collective Agreements
(a) The Executive Council shall have the sole responsibility to recommend that the Active Members accept or reject the terms of any proposed Collective Agreement and, for that purpose, shall cause the terms of any proposed Collective Agreement to be communicated to the Active Members in the applicable Bargaining Unit to facilitate ratification of any proposed Collective Agreement for that Bargaining Unit.
(b) The Executive Council shall conduct a vote on a proposed Collective Agreement and the provisions of article 4 and this section 12.04 shall apply to all matters relating to the conduct of that vote.
(c) Each Active Member in the applicable Bargaining Unit shall have one vote by mail-in ballot in respect of a proposed Collective Agreement.
(d) A proposed Collective Agreement is deemed to be ratified when approved by at least a Simple Majority of the mail-in ballots returned from the Active Members in the applicable Bargaining Unit.