The Lethbridge College Faculty Association (LCFA) represents and is the exclusive bargaining partner for all faculty members. Unions are made up of employees who have come together to take care of employers as a group on issues such as wages, benefits and working conditions. If an effective bargaining relationship is established with an employer, both workers and employers benefit. Employees negotiate with the force of the numbers behind them. Employers enjoy a stable working relationship. The aim of the AUPE is to have union officials on all construction sites. Stewards are union activists trained to help union members solve many problems and problems with their employers. Your trustee is your first line of defence if you ever have a problem with your job. EU administrators are prepared to help you if you are a victim of harassment, unfair discipline or if the employer has ignored the provisions of the collective agreement to deny you things to which you are entitled. Get to know your union administrators and feel free to share your concerns with them. This is your right to all AUPE contracts.
If you have questions about your collective agreement, your administrator is your primary source of information. You can view the agreement in the following pages. Otherwise, you`ll find here a PDF file of the full agreement. Union members can often easily solve problems in the workplace. However, if a problem proves more difficult, the steward has the option of obtaining an AUPE Membership Services Officer to help manage the situation. AUPE`s collective agreements contain concrete measures to file a formal complaint. Depending on the nature of the appeal and your staff status, the final step is an arbitration procedure before an arbitrator or a chamber. In this case, both parties to the dispute are heard by a third party and the decision is binding on the Union and management. Learn more about the collective agreement, the rights of the collective agreement unit and the rights Collective agreements are the legally binding contracts between a group of workers (the union) and an employer, which outline the benefits agreed by both parties during the periods of negotiation.