Collective Agreements

Another important building block course is Collective Agreement Administration. This training covers all the basics of agreement interpretation and application. It studies the terms of the agreement and explains how the various clauses of a collective agreement are applied.

The course covers:

  • management rights
  • residual rights
  • rules of drafting
  • ambiguity
  • past practice
  • stoppel
  • grievance procedure
  • arbitral authority
  • promotions
  • performance reviews
  • hours of work
  • overtime and leaves
  • vacations
  • holidays
  • benefits
  • Total compensation

Also covered are: rule making, role of union and time off work with pay. Investigation practices and record keeping are a preliminary to discipline and discharge theory and application and the rules respecting mitigation of penalty.

We adapt this course to actual case experiences of the employment setting. Local practices resonate with participants. Often a workbook based on local or industry related cases is helpful.

For more information about this course, please contact us.