Collective agreements get creative

Provisions includes wage increases linked to price of oil, retention payments
By Gord Sova
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011

It’s become commonplace to treat collective agreements simply as impediments — to flexibility, profitability and the smooth functioning of the workplace. That does not have to be the case.

The following selection of innovative contract provisions from collective agreements ratified over the past few months — compiled by the editors of Canadian Labour Reporter, a sister publication to Canadian HR Reporter — address specific workplace issues.

Wages tied to price of oil