This exercise simulates the collective bargaining process, with particular emphasis on the most
important elements of the negotiation: planning and preparing for the bargaining table. Your
group will take on the same work and responsibilities of an actual bargaining committee in
preparing and generating an actual bargaining strategy as well as a bargaining proposal. Teams
will then share their proposal with a group representing the other side and each side will then
re-evaluate their positions. This exercise will also ask groups to objectively debrief the
PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE ATTACHED THE INSTRUCTIONS. HOWEVER, BECAUSE THIS IS A TEAM PROJECT I WILL ONLY NEED TO PROVIDE THE BARGAINING PROPOSAL FOR THESE MENTIONED ITEMS.
iii) Wage differential
iv) Benefits Premiums
v) Union Security
vi) Seniority Rules
vii) Contracting Out
ix) Grievance Procedure
HELPFUL TIP: Collective agreement language is rarely completely original. Most current
collective agreements are available online. It is quite alright to copy language that exists in
a current collective agreement, BUT be sure that the language makes sense in the context of
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Please let me know if you need clarification on anything.
not mean that language is devoid of ambiguities. You will still want to review it to ensure it
meets your standards.
that being said please use the BCGEU 18th Main Agreement link https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/careers-myhr/managers-supervisors/employee-labour-relations/conditions-agreements/collective-agreements?keyword=BCGEU&keyword=collective