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All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. If you run a business in the Netherlands, you may need to work with a collective agreement (Collectieve Arbeidsovereenkomst, CAD). CAOs are collective agreements between employers (or employers` organizations) and unions on wages and other conditions of employment. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. Note: All pdfs at the bottom left are PDFs and open in a new window. An OAC may apply for an individual company or a business sector.

You need to work with a CAD: If there is a minimum CAD, you can deviate from it if it benefits your employees. Exemptions to a standard CAD are not permitted. Many industry organizations publish the relevant OAC for their sector on their website. In the respective employment contract, you must indicate whether an OAC is valid. If the OAC and an employment contract are adversarial, the OAC is required. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the exact details of your contract. If you are not a member of the employers` organization and no CAO has been declared binding on your sector, but you work with your own OAC. Below are copies of current collective agreements or declarations of intent involving the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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