19 Dic Unifor Collective Bargaining Agreement
FCA Canada today confirmed that its Unifor employees have ratified a new three-year agreement that builds on the company`s commitment to expand its Canadian production with investments of up to $1.58 billion and the creation of 2,000 new jobs. Through role-playing, participants have the opportunity to witness the process, design contractual language projects, negotiate an agreement (wages, benefits and working conditions) and deepen their understanding of the negotiating committee`s role throughout the negotiations. We are debating the ratification process and the role of the commission in presenting an interim agreement for members. The importance of collective bargaining is also taken into account, as an opportunity to engage members, to link members to the union and, therefore, to strengthen the local union. More wages: jobs covered by a collective union policy agreement pay on average 32% more than jobs that are not. Unionized workers are better off: “It has long been known that unionized workers earn more than non-union workers, as confirmed by this new income data from the Labour Force Survey,” Statistics Canada said in its summer 1998 labour update. The new agreement follows the previously established model in the areas of economics and benefits. “The CMA has had a strong footprint in Canada for almost a century. Over the past 10 years, we have invested more than $4 billion in our Canadian production sites, more than any other OEM in the country, and our intention is to maintain that leadership,” said Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of FCA North America. “This agreement strengthens our global competitiveness and sets us for future growth with new product investments and jobs, while demonstrating our commitment to our employees, their families and the communities we represent.” Being part of a team: workers unite in a union to negotiate together for better working conditions.
Collective bargaining ends with a collective agreement – a legally binding contract between the employer and the worker. The collective agreement defines working conditions, including benefits, wages, working hours and much more. On the Canadian government`s websites, there is a great deal of information on collective bargaining in Canada, upcoming collective bargaining, work stoppages, wage agreements, ratified comparisons, etc. There is no better way to make a difference than to become an active defender. Download the collective agreements here. This program will provide members of the negotiating committee with a solid basis for their work at the negotiating table. Five days of collective bargaining focus on maximizing our bargaining power through the development of a strategic approach. We discuss the importance of preparation, including the development of accession proposals, the assessment of the climate of the negotiations, the creation of a strong committee, the development of a strong package of proposals and the setting of priorities. FCA Canada continues to employ more people and build more vehicles than any national automaker. The new agreement affects more than 8,400 Unifor manufacturing employees across the country.