A collective agreement, a collective agreement (TC) or a collective agreement (CBA) is a written collective agreement negotiated by collective bargaining for workers by one or more unions with the management of a company (or with an employer organization) that regulates the commercial conditions of workers in the workplace. These include regulating workers` wages, benefits and obligations, as well as the obligations and responsibilities of the employer, and often includes rules for a dispute resolution process. The database can also be used to compare old and new CBAs. This option exists because, as a general rule, a CBA has a period during which it is effective until it is amended by mutual agreement between the employer and the union. The database now makes it easy to track changes to see changes made from previous agreements. For more than three years, WageIndicator, in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam, has been creating a Global Collective Agreements (CBAs) database to inform workers of rights they seem to be unaware of. The database also allows them to know what is happening in other sectors of their country and in other countries. This can be done by comparing CBA clauses between different topics such as maternity leave, working time, social security, days off, annual leave, minimum wages, etc. We believe that this can increase workers` bargaining power when new conditions are discussed with the employer or when negotiations are conducted to improve existing conditions and create new ways to improve their working conditions. Under common law, Ford v.
A.U.E.F. , , the courts found once that collective agreements were not binding. Second, the Industrial Relations Act, introduced by Robert Carr (Minister of Labour in Edward Heath`s office), provided in 1971 that collective agreements were binding, unless a written contractual clause indicated otherwise. Following the fall of the Heath government, the law was struck down to reflect the tradition of the British labour relations policy of legal abstention from labour disputes. If you are looking for agreements in other provinces or federal agreements, you can access multiple resources through the resource list.