Register to cast your ballot in Treasury Board and CRA ratification votes
The PA, TC, EB and SV groups as well as PSAC-UTE have now reached tentative agreements with their employers, and PSAC members will have the opportunity to vote on their new collective agreements. PSAC has organized ratification votes between August 24 and September 29 in the Prairies to allow you to cast your ballot. See below to sign up for the ratification vote webinar that is most convenient for you.
In order to be eligible to vote you must:
1. have received your personal identification number by e-mail
2. ensure you are a member in good standing (MIGS)
3. attend a 15-minute webinar session
Step 1: Receive your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
For those PSAC members for whom we have no personal email, we will send a letter in the mail containing your PIN to your home address two weeks before the beginning of the voting period. If we have a non-employer, personal e-mail address on file, we will instead send you an email with your PIN two days before the start of the voting period.
Please take a moment to update your contact information and provide us with your personal, non-work email address. You can by logging into the PSAC member portal or create an account if you don’t already have one.
Step 2: Ensure you are a Member in Good Standing (MIGS)
In some situations, PSAC members cease being members in good standing (MIGS) and lose the right to participate in ratification votes. To confirm your status, please contact your .
If you are on extended leave
If you are on extended leave (e.g., long term disability, maternity or parental leave) and therefore not a member in good standing (MIGS), you can make a request to remain in good standing to the National President via this . This will allow you to participate in the ratification vote.
Step 3: Register for a Webinar
In order to ensure that members are fully informed prior to casting their ballot, the requires all members to attend an information session before they vote. These sessions will be held by webinar and will allow members to ask questions regarding the content of the tentative agreement. The dates and times of the webinars are listed below, and you will have to register in advance. Attendance will be tracked and only those who registered and attended the will have their member profile updated on the e-voting system, enabling them to vote.
Please note that gotowebinar is not supported on internet explorer. Please use a different browser to register for the webinars (chrome, firefox, edge etc.)
Click on your preferred date/time below to register for the webinar. Your PSAC ID is required to register for the webinar. It is listed in the top right corner of your voter package for easy reference or you can contact your PSAC Regional Office to obtain it.
You must attend a session specific to your Bargaining Unit in order for your attendance to be counted. Please note that registrations will close 90 minutes before a webinar starts. Make sure to register early in order to secure your spot.
Online webinar participation is preferred
We strongly recommend joining via browser or the GoToWebinar app (, ) as this allows us to automatically track your attendance. If you wish to join by phone, you can have your participation counted by briefly joining the webinar via browser or the app and retrieving an audio PIN using the control panel. You can then log off the online webinar to continue listening by calling in by phone and have your participation counted.
If you will be joining by phone and are unable to retrieve an audio PIN through the app or browser, please note that your attendance will not be automatically registered. Therefore, you must inform your PSAC Regional Office of your presence on the webinar. Instructions on how to do so will be provided during the webinar. If we do not have a record of your attendance, your vote will not be counted.
Requests for accommodation
If you require any accommodation to be able to participate fully in the webinars (such as ASL interpretation), please contact your PSAC Regional Office as soon as possible.
Please join the webinar a few minutes early to make sure you are able to log-in and address any technical problems in advance. The webinar may not work on all tablets.
Step 4: How to Vote
As a PSAC member working for Treasury Board, you will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement with your employer from: August 24 to September 29, 2020.
You can vote on the tentative agreement by telephone or online. As stated above, you must attend an information session before voting.
Using the PIN that was sent to you by e-mail or mail, you can vote any time from August 24 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) until September 29 at 12 p.m. (EST) after you have attended a webinar outlined in Step 3.
The phone number and website for voting will be provided to you during the webinar.
Please be aware that if you should be interrupted while voting, you may re-access the voting system to complete your voting.
This vote is by secret ballot. How you vote is entirely confidential.
Ratification Vote Webinars
*All scheduled webinars in the Prairie region have concluded. You are still able to attend a session from another region. Please consult the schedule included below*
PSAC-UTE ratification kit, including the full text of the agreement. http://psacunion.ca/psac-ute-ratification-kit-including-full-text
PA group ratification kit, including the full text of the agreement. http://psacunion.ca/pa-group-ratification-kit-including-full-text
TC group ratification kit, including the full text of the agreement. http://psacunion.ca/tc-group-ratification-kit-including-full-text
EB group ratification kit, including the full text of the agreement. http://psacunion.ca/eb-group-ratification-kit-including-full-text
SV group ratification kit, including the full text of the agreement. http://psacunion.ca/sv-group-ratification-kit-including-full-text
If there are no mandatory information sessions for your bargaining unit left in your region, you can attend one of the sessions in another region. Please consult the links below to find a session that works for you :
Need help with the voting process? Contact your RO through the below emails and phone numbers.