Understanding the Collective Agreement

Your collective agreement is an indispensable tool.

This one-day workshop will enhance your understanding of this important document. You will get to know its key provisions as the workshop introduces you to an easy, four-step approach to collective agreement interpretation. You will practice applying the collective agreement to real workplace situations, taking into account the intent of the parties and identifying the resources at your disposal.

Deconstructing actual cases will strengthen participants' ability to problem-solve, through analysis and discussion. This will not only provide you with the skills to continue working with your own collective agreement, it will provide a rare opportunity for all those who work with collective agreements – from the unions and management – to come together and discuss their perspectives.

Workshop Objectives

The objectives of the workshops are:

  • To promote ongoing self-directed learning on understanding, interpreting and applying the agreement; Explore diversity;
  • To enhance the problem-solving capacity of those at the employee-supervisor and union-management levels on issues covered by the collective agreement;
  • To promote consistency of application of Public Service Alliance of Canada - Treasury Board of Canada agreements across the public service.

Target Audience

The audience for this workshop is Union members of the Core Public Administration and their supervisors and managers.