What is meant by collective bargaining?
Collective bargaining is the process in which working people, through their unions, negotiate contracts with their employers to determine their terms of employment, including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family, and more.
What are the different types of collective bargaining?
Types of Collective Bargaining
- Distributive Bargaining. Distributive bargaining is defined as a negotiation process by which one party benefits at the others expense.
- Integrative Bargaining.
- Productivity Bargaining.
- Composite Bargaining.
- Concessionary Bargaining.
What are the four principles of collective bargaining?
These principles include the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, along with freedom of association and the elimination of forced or compulsory labour, the effective abolition of child labour and the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation.
How does collective bargaining work in the workplace?
Collective bargaining is usually part of a unionized workplace, though any employee can request to enter a CBA with their employer. It is a process that is designed to help employees earn better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
How are dues paid in a collective bargaining agreement?
Some unions have an annual flat fee for representation, while others may charge up to 2.5% (and sometimes more) of a worker’s salary every paycheck to generate revenues. Changes to a collective bargaining agreement may change the structure of the dues payment.
Can a company require an employee to work on a public holiday?
Workplace practice often means that employers provide their employees with additional leave entitlements, in any or all of these leave categories. What the BCEA also provides in section 18, however, is that employers may not require any employee to work on a public holiday, unless the employee agrees.
Can you change the terms of a collective agreement?
Your contract terms that derive from a collective agreement– for example as to wages, hours, holidays, redundancy pay and so on – have the same status as any other contract terms. In other words, they can only be changed by agreement. This is the case even if the collective agreement has been terminated.