If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. An umbrella organization that brings together local unions so that together we can better represent our members, defend free collective bargaining, disrupt and, more generally, improve the quality of life in our city. Ontario Labour Relations Act – the provincial legislation that governs the bargaining process, as well as other rules for unions and the management of collective agreements. The ratification vote – if the Committee believes that it agrees with management, that it believes it can reinstate it, it will convene a special meeting of the General Assembly of Members (GMM) to discuss and launch the two-day ratification vote. If the ratification vote is confirmed, the new collective agreement will enter into force. If members reject the agreement, the negotiating committee will return to the negotiating table. Under the Labour Relations Act, the employer can impose a vote on membership on its «final offer,» but the employer can only do so once. Ratification – the voting procedure for or against the new treaty. The voting procedure for members of the collective agreement unit is the ratification of the collective agreement. A new treaty can only be signed and effective after the ratification of both parties. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement.

Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. Final offer – Under the Employment Relations Act, the employer may force an agreement of the collective agreement to join on their «final offer», but the employer can only do so once. Provisional agreement – the point in collective bargaining where all issues between the parties have been resolved and where the preliminary agreement awaits ratification by the parties. An interim agreement may also deal with individual negotiating proposals that have been agreed upon. The parties have often signed this interim agreement. The process of individual agreement on negotiation issues is recognized by both parties that the provisionally agreed issue or issues will be «discarded» and will not return later in the negotiation process. Re-opening clause – a provision within the framework of a multi-year treaty that provides for and allows for a regular resumption of negotiations on certain points or provisions specifically mentioned. Such a clause in a collective agreement sets out the date or circumstances in which negotiations may be requested before the contract expires. Strike – a collective action taken by all workers in a bargaining unit to put pressure on the employer, to take their concerns seriously by withdrawing all or part of their work.

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents its 26 member associations through on-campus support and representation of public interests. We provide research and logistics services to support collective bargaining and complaint management at universities. OCUFA also brings the needs and concerns of our members directly to government, other higher education stakeholders, the media and the citizens of Ontario. We do this through public campaigns, publications and direct meetings with policy makers and policy makers. Exclusive bargaining rights – the right and duty of the Union to negotiate together for all workers, including non-members, within the group.