A list of certified collective agreements can be included in management reports. Before a union can represent its members in collective bargaining, it must first be recognized by the employer. The unionization process is provided for in labour relations (recognition of a workers` union). The list of annual collective agreements is available here. This collective bargaining process can be initiated either by the employer or by the union. The party wishing to enter into negotiations on a collective agreement is required to complete a notice and the receiving party is required to accept the invitation to negotiate. Negotiations between the employer and the union should begin as soon as possible. THE MOM will hold a conciliation meeting within 14 days of receiving the opinion of one of the two parties and will invite management and the union to the meeting to help both parties resolve the collective dispute. A collective agreement is an agreement between an employer and the union on the conditions of employment of workers. The collective agreement is valid for at least 2 years and a maximum of 3 years. Once a collective agreement is signed, it must be filed with the labour tribunal for certification within one week of the date of signing. Certified collective agreements are published in the government scoreboard. They are also at lawNET and the National Library.
In the event that a commercial dispute cannot be resolved after conciliation at MOM and there has been an impasse in the negotiations, the commercial dispute may then be referred to the Industrial Arbitration Court (IAC). The escalation of a trade dispute over the IAC for arbitration should be a last resort, which is only possible if all attempts at conciliation have failed. In the event of a dispute over the eligibility of senior managers for collective representation, the employer or union may apply to the Ministry of Labour for assistance. The Labour Relations Act is a law governing the relationship between employers and workers, as well as the prevention and resolution of commercial disputes through collective bargaining, conciliation, conciliation and tripartite mediation of individual disputes. For more details on the requirements for submitting a collective agreement, the types of disputes and the various channels for filing an application with the IAC can be found on the IAC website. The Labour Relations Act regulates the functions of a union in the relationship between employers and employees. In an increasingly competitive environment, management and the union must commit to working together to meet challenges, resolve disputes amicably and build a strong working relationship based on mutual trust and respect.