Collective agreements

These are agreements made between an employer's association (or sometimes by employers themselves) and trade unions representing employees.

 

As the term 'collective' suggests these are agreements made between an employer's association (or sometimes by employers themselves) and trade unions representing employees.

 

Instead of an employer or an employer association negotiating terms and conditions with individual employees only to have to repeat this process over a period of time with other employees, the negotiations are conducted by representatives. The effect of such collective agreements can vary depending upon whether they have been incorporated into the employees' contracts of employment. If they have not been incorporated they have no effect. Collective agreements can be incorporated expressly or by implication.

 

Employee handbooks or works rules are often the subject of negotiations by way of collective agreements.

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