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Words and Phrases:  A Dictionary of Collective Agreement Language

Words and Phrases: A Dictionary of Collective Agreement Language

This is Canada's only comprehensive dictionary of collective agreement language as interpreted by labour arbitrators, organized as an easy-to-use reference guide. Words and Phrases is an essential tool in bargaining, in grievance handling, in contract administration - in any situation where you need to choose your words carefully. It is alphabetically organized, and provides a reference to cases decided under actual agreements. When you need to know how labour arbitrators interpret key language from actual collective agreements, this is the guide you need! The contract language that is discussed includes such commonly used terms as:

  • Ability
  • Call-Back
  • Contracting Out
  • Days Worked
  • Gross Earnings
  • Illness
  • Layoff
  • Normal Working Week
  • Overtime
  • Probation
  • Qualifications
  • Scheduled Working Day
  • Total Disability