A contract between an employer and a union specifying the terms and conditions for employment, the status of the union, and the process for settling disputes during the contract period. Also known as Labor Agreement, Union Contract.
a voluntary agreement between employees or members of an employees' union or association and the employer or an employers' union or association, or with a state agency or local government, to regulate employer-employee relations
Written agreement between an employer and a union specifying the terms and conditions of employment for workers covered by the contract, the status of the union, and the procedure for settling disputes arising during the contract term. Also known as LABOR AGREEMENT, UNION CONTRACT.
An agreement in writing between an employer and the union representing the employees which contains provisions respecting conditions of employment, rates of pay, hours of work and the rights and obligations of the parties to the agreement. Ordinarily the agreement is for a definite period such as one, two, or three years, usually not less than twelve months.
term used for agreements made between employees and employers, usually involving trade unions that often cover more than one organisation. Although these can be seen as contracts they are governed by employment law rather than contract law.
A contract between an employer or employers and a union, on behalf of all employees represented by the union, outlining the agreed-upon schedule of wages, rules and working conditions. Both parties are protected by the contract and dispute resolution procedures (e.g., grievance, arbitration) are in place to resolve differences.
A collective agreement is one made between an employer (or employers' association) and a trade union governing the relationship between the parties. It will only be legally binding upon the parties if in writing and if it states it has legal status. Some of the terms and conditions of individual employment of those employees may be covered by a collective agreement.
A contract (agreement and contract are used interchangeably) between one or more unions acting as bargaining agent, and one or more employers, covering wages, hours, working conditions, fringe benefits, rights of workers and unions, and procedures to be followed in settling disputes and grievances.