9A Agreement

This may indicate that some important changes are emerging or that there are agreements in accordance with Section 8, Point f), Section 8, Point f). Stay here and see how it goes. The formation of an 8f agreement is only a difference between it and an agreement of 9 (a). Another point relates to the obligation imposed on the employer at the time of the conclusion of the agreement. Under an agreement 9a, an agreement in which the workers expressed a majority in favour of the union, an employer has a duty, at the end of the collective agreement, to continue to negotiate a new agreement with the union in good faith. However, under an 8f f collective agreement, the employer does not have such an obligation after the expiry of the contract and is free to purchase benefits (non-unionized) or enter into an agreement with another union. The Court clarified that the union must provide evidence of positive workers` actions that indicate majority support. The court thus invalidated the board`s test, which only requires the union to demonstrate proof of assistance. In summary, the Court ruled: “While an employer and a union may meet to enter into a pre-section 8 lease agreement (f), only employees may, by majority decision, grant section 9 (a) status to a union. Therefore, in order to rebut the presumption of status under Section 8 (f), it is necessary to have real evidence that a majority of workers supported the union and, in a House proceeding, that evidence must be reflected in the administrative record. The Court then held that “the language of the contract” and the “intent” of the union and the company cannot, in general, exceed the presumption set out in Section 8, under f), much less where “the protocol contains strong evidence that the parties had only a section 8, under f). Instead, the protocol should indicate the clear actions of workers in order to signal the desire to transform an agreement, such as signing authorization cards. B the signing of a petition or an informal vote confirming the union`s majority status.

The act contains several provisions that are unique to the construction industry. Among them, Section 8 (f) allows employers and unions in the construction industry to sign “prehire agreements. Default contracts are collective agreements that are signed without the first union being certified or recognized by an NRL election after cleaning up the majority, often, as the name suggests, even before hiring.