The list of annual collective agreements is available here. Certified collective agreements are published in the government scoreboard. They are also at lawNET and the National Library. The collective agreement is essentially an agreement between the union acting on behalf of the workers and the employer. This agreement has a validity period of at least two years. It could take up to three years. A signed document will be submitted to the labour tribunal for filing. You must obtain certification within one week of the date of signing. In the event that a commercial dispute cannot be resolved after conciliation at MOM and there has been an impasse in the negotiations, the commercial dispute may then be referred to the Industrial Arbitration Court (IAC). The escalation of a trade dispute over the IAC for arbitration should be a last resort, which is only possible if all attempts at conciliation have failed. THE MOM will hold a conciliation meeting within 14 days of receiving the opinion of one of the two parties and will invite management and the union to the meeting to help both parties resolve the collective dispute. In the event of a dispute over the eligibility of senior managers for collective representation, the employer or union may apply to the Ministry of Labour for assistance.
Before a union can represent its members in collective bargaining, it must first be recognized by the employer. The unionization process is provided for in labour relations (recognition of a workers` union). Do you need a review of your collective agreement? This guide describes what this agreement is and how collective agreements can help in Singapore. Once the agreement is sent, the receiving party must accept it. Acceptance is a signal that negotiations can be initiated. Ideally, negotiations between the employer and the union should begin as soon as possible. 3E Accounting Associates can help you review the agreement on our review of collective agreements. A collective agreement is a communication that is served on the receiving party.