Initiation of collective bargaining
An employer or union can initiate bargaining by giving the other parties an initiation of bargaining notice. If a party receives a notice meeting the requirements, they have to enter into bargaining.
Preparing for bargaining
Preparing for collective bargaining may include choosing and training the bargaining team, drafting a potential collective agreement, and setting up the bargaining process agreement.
Preparing your team
Choosing and training the bargaining team in preparation for collective bargaining.
Negotiating the agreement
Negotiations are part of the collective bargaining process. They refer to any form of discussion, either formal or informal, that is used to reach an agreement.
After the negotiations
When the bargaining parties have reached agreement, their agreement must be ratified and signed before it is a collective employment agreement.
Tools and Resources
Collective Employment Agreement Template - DOCX 101KB
A framework for a collective agreement, plus a range of draft clauses.
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