OPSEU represents workers in too many collective agreement units to provide copies of collective agreements to individual employers on the site. If you can`t find your collective agreement on this page, you can search for it in our private sector – the membership portal. Please log on to the members` portal to verify that your collective agreement has been published for you. OpsEU regularly receives applications from members covered by collective agreements across the province to obtain copies of their central contract. The following six links provide easy access and allow you to download a copy of your collective agreement in Adobe format. The term “collective agreement” refers to a legal act relating to industrial, socio-economic and professional relations between the employer and workers within a company, organization or organization (hereafter referred to as “company”). Section 6. Right to negotiations. Each of the parties has the right to take the initiative of collective bargaining to prepare, conclude or revise a collective agreement or agreement. Section 1. The scope and objectives of the law.
This law defines the legal basis for the preparation, conclusion and application of collective agreements and agreements, in order to contribute to the concerted regulation of labour relations and to reconcile the socio-economic interests of workers and their employers. In addition, there are generally binding collective agreements. These important agreements also bind disorganized employers and workers who work for them. You can also contact your staff representative or the nearest regional office to get a copy of your collective agreement. Here is a list of all the regional offices. The collective agreement binds union members and employers who are members of an employer union that signed the contract. These agreements are considered normally binding. In Sweden, about 90% of employees are subject to collective agreements and 83% to the private sector (2017).   Collective agreements generally contain minimum wage provisions. Sweden does not have minimum wage legislation or legislation to extend collective agreements to disorganised employers. Non-sedentary employers can sign replacement agreements directly with unions, but many are not. The Swedish model of self-regulation applies only to jobs and workers covered by collective agreements.
 Section 2. Basic concepts. In the event that several trade unions or other representations authorized by workers participate simultaneously on behalf of these workers, a representative common body will be created for the conduct of negotiations, the development of a single draft text and the conclusion of a single collective agreement. An extremely important aspect is the limitation of the effectiveness of collective agreements with respect to the individual employment contract. Under Article 14, paragraph 1, employment contracts can always improve the terms set by agreements, meaning that they can never be considered absolutely binding standards for individual contracts. Individual autonomy can always improve the system of collective autonomy in favour of the worker. Section 27- Responsibility for not publishing information necessary for collective bargaining or the monitoring process.