Through a role-playing activity, participants have the opportunity to experience the process, develop contractual formulas, negotiate an agreement (wages, social benefits and working conditions) and deepen their understanding of the role of the bargaining committee during negotiations. We are debating the ratification process and the role of the committee in presenting a provisional agreement for members. Attention is also paid to the importance of collective bargaining as an opportunity to engage members, associate members with the union and thus strengthen the local union. TORONTO – Unifor members at General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock have voted 85 per cent in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement that includes significant investments, job security and economic benefits. Be part of a team: workers unite in a union to bargain collectively for better working conditions. Collective bargaining ends with a collective agreement – a legally binding contract between the employer and the worker. The collective agreement sets out working conditions, including social benefits, wages, hours of work and much more. There is no better way to make a difference than to become an active lawyer. Download the collective agreements here. On the Canadian government`s websites, you will find a lot of information about collective bargaining in Canada, upcoming collective bargaining, work stoppages, wage agreements, ratified comparisons and many more. Higher wages: Jobs covered by a collective agreement pay on average 32% more than jobs that are not.
Unionized workers are better off: “It has long been known that unionized workers earn more than non-unionized workers, a fact that is confirmed by these new wage data from the Labour Force Survey,” statistics Canada says in its summer 1998 Labour Force Update. For media inquiries or interviews on Facetime, Zoom or Skype, please contact David Molenhuis, Unifor National Communications Representative at email@example.com or 416-575-7453 (cell). Everyone benefits: pensions, health and safety rules, maternity leave, these are some of the benefits that did not exist before the unions insisted on this point. Today, they are the norm in many workplaces. Even the basic minimum rights of work are the result of 200 years of workers` efforts. “I want to thank both levels of government for supporting us. We negotiated in the middle of a pandemic and we are facing great uncertainty. Now we can proudly say that these three contracts will bring the Canadian automotive sector back to life,” said Dias.