Umbrella Family Collective Agreement

Con­cil­i­a­tion — a phase of nego­ti­a­tions involv­ing a neu­tral third party from the Min­istry of Labour, who tries to help the par­ties resolve their dis­pute by propos­ing pos­si­ble areas of com­pro­mise, bring­ing a dif­fer­ent posi­tion, clar­i­fy­ing the issues and using many other tech­niques to bring the par­ties closer together and limit dis­agree­ment. The medi­a­tion func­tion is to sup­port the par­ties by being cre­ative and inno­v­a­tive in the search for areas of agree­ment and com­pro­mise in order to find a defin­i­tive solu­tion to the impasse. We under­stand that no two fam­i­lies are equal and no two sep­a­ra­tions are equal. We know fam­ily law and you know your fam­ily. We have exten­sive expe­ri­ence in all areas of fam­ily law and we can assist you in account­ing, includ­ing: Ontario Labour Rela­tions Act — the provin­cial leg­is­la­tion that gov­erns the bar­gain­ing process, as well as other rules relat­ing to unions and the man­age­ment of col­lec­tive agree­ments. Rat­i­fi­ca­tion Vote — If the Com­mit­tee believes that it has reached an agree­ment with man­age­ment, that they believe they can bring them back to mem­ber­ship, a Spe­cial Meet­ing of Mem­bers (SGMM) will be con­vened to dis­cuss and begin the rat­i­fi­ca­tion vote that will take place in two days. If the rat­i­fi­ca­tion vote is pos­i­tive, the new col­lec­tive agree­ment will enter into force. If mem­bers refuse the agree­ment, the nego­ti­at­ing com­mit­tee will come back to the table. Under the Labour Rela­tions Act, the employer can ask mem­bers to vote on their “final offer,” but the employer can only do so once. Pre­lim­i­nary Agree­ment — The point in the col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing process where all issues between the par­ties have been resolved and the pre­lim­i­nary agree­ment is await­ing rat­i­fi­ca­tion by the par­ties. A pro­vi­sional agree­ment may also cover indi­vid­ual nego­ti­at­ing pro­pos­als that state a mutual agree­ment. The par­ties have often signed this pro­vi­sional agreement.

The process of indi­vid­ual agree­ment on nego­ti­at­ing issues is rec­og­nized by both par­ties that the pro­vi­sion­ally agreed issue(s) will be “taken off the table” and will not return later in the nego­ti­a­tion process. Inter­est rate arbi­tra­tion – a pro­ce­dure in which the par­ties sub­mit an uneno­lused con­tract to an impar­tial third party who makes a final and bind­ing deci­sion on the terms of a col­lec­tive agree­ment. Gen­eral or umbrella col­lec­tive agree­ments are agree­ments that gov­ern basic work­ing con­di­tions for all work­ers in a sec­tor. Col­lec­tive agree­ments gov­ern pay­ments in a given com­pany or sec­tor. A col­lec­tive agree­ment is an agree­ment on work­ing con­di­tions such as wages and pub­lic hol­i­days between a com­pany and a trade union (“company-specific col­lec­tive agree­ment”) or between the employ­ers‘ organ­i­sa­tion of a given sec­tor and the trade union (“sec­toral col­lec­tive agree­ment”). Umbrella offers a col­le­gial and col­lab­o­ra­tive work envi­ron­ment in which phi­los­o­phy and pro­grams focus on each child and their fam­ily. When rela­tion­ships fall apart, you need some­one by your side. Umbrella Fam­ily Law Fam­ily Lawyers will be there to bring you from chaos to order…