The provisional language of the treaty to be submitted for ratification will be the last product of the joint negotiating team. The provisional agreement on the first day of school for the following school year must be concluded by May 1 of each school year. This is a meeting at which members will vote on a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding between your union bargaining committee and the employer. As a union member, you have a democratic opportunity to vote on the interim agreement. If a Memorandum of Understanding is approved by a majority of members, it will be ratified. Documents are distributed at the meeting to explain, discuss and answer questions about changes or changes to your collective agreement. You can retrieve a copy of the provisional agreement at the ratification session in your territory. We do not provide the memorandum before the ratification meetings. Our experience is that many members who have the opportunity to see the agreement at an early stage do not participate in the meetings. The allocation is ensured at meetings to ensure that our members have the opportunity to review the interim agreement, ask questions and vote. It will also help ensure maximum participation of members in these meetings, so that members can make an informed decision. As some of the changes can be difficult to understand, union representatives ensure that you will receive accurate and complete information about the preliminary agreement so that you can make an informed decision.

It is an agreement that came together through the negotiation process. Both the union and the company submitted proposals at the beginning of the negotiations and these were discussed and, in recent months, many opinions (often referred to as passports) have been expressed on the positions of both parties. In the end, your union and the company agreed on many proposals and/or amendments to proposals. The final document is referred to as the Interim Memorandum of Understanding. In this case, your bargaining committee unanimously recommends to the union these membership changes for adoption (or ratification). Interim agreements (TA) are proposed collective agreements that have not been ratified (approved) by union leaders and the foundation board. EU members use provisional agreements to inform their vote when it is time to ratify new agreements.