Vote before Thursday, September 8 to be counted!
The proposed amendments for the 2016-2019 Canadian Opera Agreement (COA) and the 2016-2019 Opera Agreement (OPA) are now subject to ratification by the affected Equity membership. Ratification voting kit including a voter instruction letter, a copy of the proposed material changes for the 2016-2019 COA and OPA, and explanatory letters were mailed to eligible Equity members. PLEASE NOTE: Only members who are eligible to vote under both Agreements will receive ratification materials for both ratification votes.
Voting for the 2016-2019 COA and OPA will be by electronic methods only. Telephone and Internet voting closes Thursday, September 8. Only those votes cast prior to 5:00 p.m. PT on September 8 will be counted. The results of both ratifications will be announced on e-drive and on EQUITYONLINE on Friday, September 9, 2016.
Regular, Regular – Extended Visa and Life Equity members, in good standing and who were engaged under the 2013-2016 COA and/or the 2013-2016 OPA are eligible to vote on the proposed changes. Equity members engaged under both agreements are eligible to vote in both ratifications.
Any eligible voter who does not receive a ballot by Tuesday, August 30 is encouraged to contact Equity’s National Office either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (1-800-387-1856 or 416-867-9165 in Toronto) for assistance.
Pending successful ratifications the amended terms of the COA and OPA will retroactively take effect as of July 1, 2016.
Copies of the negotiated material changes for both agreements are available in the members only zone at EQUITYONLINE.