Nova Scotia Collective Agreements

Working hours are often a controversial topic between staff and management. Employees want stability and management wants flexibility. The contract will try to define as much as possible how many hours you work and when you work them, as much as possible. The collective agreement will also determine how job changes are made and the amount of termination required. As a rule, an agreement also contains provisions for rest days and the number of weekends you have free. Collective agreements may include provisions on wages, social benefits, leave and leave, working time, protection against discrimination and harassment, overtime bonuses, employment protection, dismissals and the right to union representation. There are many points covered by a contract between a union and an employer. The contract is known as a collective agreement and it is not uncommon for it to be 60 to 100 pages long. While all points of a collective agreement are important, some of the most critical points are listed below: Nova Scotia Court of Arbitration decisions (full text or summary) are also available from CanLII.

If you require access to arbitration awards that are not available at CanLII, please email to request this information. A collective agreement is a negotiated contract between union members and their employer. CUPE 8920 members vote on whether they accept collective agreements that open up wages and working conditions. Below is a list of collective agreements for each of Dalhousie University`s five unions. If you are unsure of your union, please contact Human Resources at 494-3700 or Our current collective agreements are ongoing on the 31st Negotiations began on October 1, 2020 and Health Care began. Please check your collective agreement and read the news of updates to the bargaining process. The Nova Scotia CLRA is the accredited negotiator for all unionized contractors in Nova Scotia`s industrial and commercial construction sector. We negotiate with construction unions on behalf of contractors, we meet collective agreements that apply to all unionized contractors in the sector, and we represent unionized contractors on matters that may affect the unionized construction industry. Collective agreements and voluntary recognition agreements have been moved to Nova Scotia`s open data portal. They can now be viewed here.

If you need to access an agreement that you will not find on the open data portal, please send an email to to request this information. All historical decisions of the Labour Board, the Labour Relations Board/construction Industry Panel, the Labour Standards Tribunal and the Occupational Health and Safety Appeal Panel are available at CanLII. For any historical decisions of the working committee that are not available at CanLII, please email to request the information. A collective agreement provides workers with job security by clearly setting wages, wage increases and seniority rules. In particular, seniority rules ensure that employees with longer service records are given priority over younger employees. In addition, many contracts contain provisions that require recycling envelopes and, where appropriate, severance pay. Wages are usually set in the contract along with all the conditions necessary to achieve a certain level of salary (years of service, type of work, etc.). The contract will also include the date on which the negotiated salary increases will be distributed. Typically, a collective agreement defines what corresponds to overtime and overtime pay, in addition to vacation pay, demand, and on-call pay (if applicable). . .