Types Of Collective Agreements In South Africa

In other words, collective bargaining is the process by which a union attempts to formally accept and accept an employer in the workplace. The negotiating team must inform the workers of the outcome of the negotiations. The team should keep staff informed of the procedure and make assessments and recommendations. But negotiators cannot present a new mandate to bosses without first discussing it with the workers. Sometimes workers give negotiators a back-case position that they will accept if they fail to win their first application. If negotiators accept a new position at the negotiating table, they must call a caucus and consult with the workers. The basic rule here is to disagree with anything that has not been approved by the people you represent. Calling a caucus is a tactic that stops negotiations at any time so you can think, get more information or get your emotions. Keep in mind that union negotiators enter into negotiations on behalf of workers. That means it`s their mandate that counts, not you. Collective bargaining may include wages, working conditions, trade union rights, maternity leave and paternity leave. It is primarily a matter of negotiations.

But mediation, arbitration, strike and lockout actions can be part of the process.