Trade unions rules
Major reforms regarding unions and collective bargaining procedures: Major reforms will affect collective bargaining processes, unions and strike action.
The key aspects are:
Employer anti-union conduct will become a strict liability matter not requiring proof of intention on the part of the employer. Fines for these breaches will be increased. Some employees currently not entitled to bargain collectively will be able to do so. No staff replacement is permitted during a strike. Employers will no longer be able to extend the benefits of the collective agreements unilaterally (the union and, in some cases, the employee's written consent will be required). Employees that join the union within a certain period of the collective negotiation will automatically be part of the collective process. Unions will be entitled to receive employer financial information periodically and the employer is legally required to provide more detailed financial information during the collective negotiation process. For companies with a given percentage union representation, unions and employees may negotiate Special Conditions Agreements on matters such as workday, rest, among others. The maximum term of each collective agreement is reduced from four to three years. Effective date: April 1, 2017
Take care to understand the impact of the new rules on your company. Make any document, policy or process changes that may be...