Employees who belong to a union and who fall under a collective agreement are treated differently under the Labour Standards Code and Regulations than most other employees.
A collective agreement is a written contract between an employer and a union representing a particular group of employees. The provisions of the collective agreement set out the terms and conditions of employment and cover such things as wages, hours of work, leaves of absences and employee benefits. Collective agreements also often outline procedures for dealing with disputes between the employer and employees (often called grievance procedures).
Employees who fall under a collective agreement should look to their agreement for provisions dealing with:
If you fall under a collective agreement and you have concerns about your employment relationship and the benefits associated with it, you should contact your union.
If you have any questions, please contact Labour Standards.