Presentation on theme: "1 Basic Elements of a Collective Agreement ILO-UNI Course on Collective Bargaining Postal and Telecom Sector 22 March – 2 April 2004 Turin."— Presentation transcript:
1 Basic Elements of a Collective Agreement ILO-UNI Course on Collective Bargaining Postal and Telecom Sector 22 March – 2 April 2004 Turin
2 What is a collective agreement Between an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organizations, on the one hand, and One ore more representative workers’ organizations, or in the absence of such organizations, representatives of the workers, duly elected and authorized by them in accordance with national laws and regulations, on the other All agreements in writing regarding working conditions and terms of employment, concluded
3 Content collective agreement Recognition Duration and signatories
4 Collective Agreement Recognition Job Classification Wages Hours Transport Leave Vocational training Job security OSH Welfare Union-management relations Duration and signatories
5 Recognition Identify parties (employer(s) and trade union(s) CBA is binding parties and employees Supercedes previous CBA (articles) Parties will establish a protocol which governs cba procedures, including information provisions
6 Job Classification There will be a system to evaluate jobs Evaluations and their revisions are being done jointly by management and trade unions The agreed job descriptions and evaluation will be included in Appendix …
7 Wages Agreed wage increases Compensation for increase in costs of living Negotiate wage increase in relation to productivity Wages are being paid in accordance with the wage scales and job classifications and cannot be lower than legal minimum wages Monthly wages will be paid not later than the 20th day of each month Wage increase in fixed amounts or percentages Bonus/shift allowances, including for higher education Overtime Remuneration for working on public holidays Allowances for inconveniences Bonus for long service Parties will agree retirement benefits in the framework of apension scheme Etc. etc
8 Hours Working days and working hours per week Working hours per day; flexible time; workings in shifts; rest times Part time work; pro-rata entitlements Registration of worked time Definition of overtime
10 Job security Promotions, up-grading, transfers Training and re-training Duration of individual contracts Probation period Notice Reorganization Procedure for filling vacancies
11 Vocational training Multiple skilling Prepare for introduction and use of new technology Compensation for time of training outside the normal working hours Free access to training Employer pays
12 Transport The employer will provide or pay an allowance for transport of employees to and from the place of work. The employer will compensate for the of private vehicles for official use. In case the employee uses a company car for his work, he is allowed to use the car for private travel. The employer will secure appropriate insurance coverage.
13 OSH The employer will provide a risk free working environment. There will be an occupational and health committee, composed of management and workers’ representatives, who have free access to all workplaces for supervision. The committee will receive all information it deems necessary to carry out its task. The employer will arrange for constant training on OSH, the implementation of it will be the responsibility of the trade union. Special protective gear.
14 Welfare The employer shall introduce and maintain welfare measures, in line with proposals from the Welfare Committee, composed of a representation of workers, as per Appendix …..
15 Privacy The employer will be responsible to protect individual privacy, in line with Appendix …..
16 Union-management relations The employer will provide facilities, including funds for trade union education, for trade union functioning within the company. The employer will provide the trade union representative with all information about the company which is relevant to enable the union to represent the workers interests.
17 Duration and signatories 1 April 2004 until next time!!