What is a Collective Agreement?

A collective agreement is the employment contract between the Collective Bargaining Unit (The Union) and the Employer.

Our Collective Agreement is our most important document because it outlines all of our rights as Union Members including:

  • Wages and Salaries including regular pay raises.

  • Pension and Benefit Plans.

  • Hours of Work.

  • Time off entitlement including vacations, sick time, and bereavement leave.

  • Our right to fair treatment and freedom from harassment and discrimination.

  • Our right to file grievances when the employer breaches the Collective Agreement.

  • The employer’s duty to accommodate members with Special Needs.

  • Job Security and Seniority.

  • Clothing and Protective Equipment Allowances

  • And so much more.

Get to know your collective agreement.  Click Here to access a copy.

Have a question?  Contact your Steward or email cupe4700@gmail.com to find an answer.