Collective Agreement Unit
A binding written contract between the university and one of its unions, which describes many of the working and employment conditions of workers in a bargaining unit. These conditions are achieved through collective bargaining between the university and the union. Among the types of conditions provided for in a collective agreement are often wages, social benefits, job vacancy notices and the complaints procedure. The arbitration shall also cover a procedure for the settlement of malfunctions between the university and the Union, after all the internal stages of the appeal procedure have been completed and the complaint has not been settled. Arbitration in the context of the remedy is called “rights arbitration” (i.e., defining the rights of the parties under the collective agreement). An arbitration procedure is similar to a judicial procedure in which a representative of the university and a representative of the Union file opening statements and put forward their arguments. As a rule, parties also call witnesses (for example. B the Grievor and other employees/managers) who answer questions from the university and union representatives. The arbitrator or arbitration body makes a decision that the parties must follow. Learn more about the collective agreement, the rights and rights of the collective unit A refusal by the employer to allow workers in the bargaining unit to work. Legally, the employer can only block workers after conciliation has taken place and seventeen calendar days have elapsed since the Minister of Labour issued a “No Board” report. A group of workers represented by the same union and covered by the same collective agreement. The types of jobs in a given bargaining unit are defined in the scope and/or recognition clause of the collective agreement for that tariff unit.
Examples of bargaining units at the university are USW 1998 Staff-Appointed and Casual, CUPE 3261 Service Workers, CUPE 1230 Library Workers, OPSEU 519 Campus Police, Unifor 2003 Stationary Engineers, IBEW 353 Electricians, CUPE 3902 Sessionsal Lecturers, Postdoctoral Fellows and TAs, etc. Here you will find a complete list of our employee groups and bargaining units. A democratic authorization procedure in which members of the bargaining unit vote in favor of accepting or rejecting the terms of the provisional collective agreement adopted by the university and the union. The ratification vote comes at the end of collective bargaining, after the university and the union reached a provisional agreement. The collective agreement has expired and is being renegotiated by the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Therefore, printed copies of the agreement are not currently distributed. An official appointed by the provincial Minister of Labour (the conciliator) assists the parties in reaching a provisional agreement. The conciliator cannot seek agreement from the parties, has no allegation of a decision and is not an accomplice witness in legal proceedings. Either Party may designate the Minister to appoint a conciliator. .