CUPE Resources

Collective agreement

A collective agreement is a written contract between the employer and a union that outlines many of the terms and conditions of employment for employees in a bargaining unit. The terms and conditions are reached through collective bargaining between the employer and the union.

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Bylaws maintain consistency in the running of the Local. Bylaws contain the responsibilites of the Executive Board and contain provisions in which they conduct business on behalf of the Local.

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Seniority list

Seniority is the length of time that an individual has served in a job or worked for an organization. Seniority is important to unions and union workers in that it can determine the pay, benefits and job responsibilities of workers.

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