What happens if the members vote against giving the Executive a strike mandate

If we fail to get a strike mandate, negotiations for all intents and purposes will be over. Without a strike mandate, the Employer will have no incentive to offer us contract terms that meet our members’ interests and priorities. They will be able to set the terms of the agreement in their favour. They could impose their preferred terms on the issues that have been discussed at the bargaining table or they could ask for a Ministry-supervised final offer vote. Our Bargaining Team could return to negotiations, but the Employer will know that they don’t have the members’ support. This will certainly put a limit on any progress we wish to make in this round of bargaining, and could in fact undermine our ability to make gains in future rounds.