Have you looked at your collective agreement recently?

Posted March 27, 2023, 11:31am

Your collective agreement is a legal contract negotiated, agreed to, and signed by your employer and your union. Both the employer and the union are bound by law to abide by its terms and conditions. It’s like a “rule book” that defines your working conditions and sets out the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the workers.

In your collective agreement you will find provisions outlining your wages, vacation, sick leave, working conditions, rights and benefits. If you run into a problem at work and believe your employer is not following the collective agreement don’t hesitate to talk with your Shop Steward or call UPSE to speak with a Labour Relations Officer.

By reading and understanding your collective agreement you will become more aware of the rights and benefits you have in the workplace. You will also be in a better position to protect yourself, if, and when, any problems arise at work.

To see your collective agreement visit the UPSE website: https://www.peiupse.ca/members/agreements/

If you would like a hard copy please contact the UPSE office by emailing peiupse@peiupse.ca or call 902-892-5335 or toll free at 1-800-897-8773.

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