posted on April 20: What is the question for MUSA members on Monday?


When they vote on Monday, MUSA's 1,650 members will answer yes or no to the following question:

“Are you in favour of acceptance of the offer last received by your trade union from your employer?” The question was prepared by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).

Officers from the board will be supervising the vote at all of the designated polls, including the off-campus sites in Sioux Lookout, Chalk River, Thunder Bay and Collingwood where about 25 voters are located.

On campus, the two polls will be staffed by three OLRB officers (see locations below). Voting begins at 8:30 a.m. in the first floor lobby of the Ewart Angus Centre and concludes at 5 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Togo Salmon Hall.

There will be three stations set up at each on-campus poll. Each OLRB officer will staff a station. Joining them will be a representative from both MUSA and Human Resources. All three (at each station) will check off the names of voters on their lists of eligible voters. The travelling poll will also be conducted by an OLRB officer.

Members may vote at any of the polls. Hospital staff who don't vote at a hospital site will have their votes segregated to determine that these individuals have not voted twice.

The travelling poll to area hospitals will be the last to close — at 5:15 p.m. at the Chedoke Hospital (Patterson Board Room).

The ballots will be counted by the OLRB officers in the presence of two representatives from MUSA and two from the University.

The result is expected to be known sometime around 10 p.m. and will be posted on the Daily News Web site.

All costs associated with the vote are paid for by the Ministry of Labour.

Polling Locations

Poll 1: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., First Floor Lobby, Ewart Angus Centre

Poll 2: 1-5 p.m., First Floor Lobby, Togo Salmon Hall

Poll 3: Travelling poll to area hospitals, as follows:

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Conference Room “A” (Cafeteria), Henderson Hospital

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Conference Room F134, Fontbonne Building,
St. Joseph's Hospital

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Pillar's Room (Cafeteria),
Hamilton General Hospital

4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.Patterson Boardroom, Chedoke Hospital

Voting will also take place at McMaster sites in Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Collingwood and Chalk River.