Collective bargaining sets the terms and conditions of our employment including important matters such as pay, leave entitlements and hours of work. For a union, collective bargaining is a key activity that must involve all of its members to be successful. Rank and file members, bargaining teams and senior leaders must work effectively to present the union as a serious and capable organization at the bargaining table.
In Canada, 97% of collective agreements are negotiated without the union having to resort to strike action. But to negotiate a good agreement, a union has to be well prepared for a strike – and the employer has to know it. Much of the material in this section of the website chronicles the important preparations carried out at the local level in the course of the bargaining process.
CEIU members are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), and it is the PSAC that acts as the bargaining agent in negotiations with the employer, the Treasury Board of Canada. For recent bargaining news as well as background material from previous bargaining rounds, members are invited to review the material on this website as well as the site of the PSAC.
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