The best provisions of existing collective agreements should be the norm for the new contract. All collective agreements are available online and in different ways. Much of the material is only available to negotiators. Collective Agreement between MTS and GeneralTeamsters Local Union 979, September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2022 “The Company supports provincial negotiations at one level, provided that negotiations are conducted in a fair, equitable and bona foil manner,” said James Bedford, President of the MTS. “We will not accept the reversals in the gains made by the locals over the years. A provincial collective agreement must reflect the best of the best in local agreements. The agreement is a legally binding employment contract developed during collective bargaining with the employer and the union. Yes. This bill incorporates the division`s capacity to pay into the arbitration process, which impedes the neutrality of an arbitration body. This clause raises concerns because it is reminiscent of laws passed in the 1990s, which undermine teachers` collective bargaining. A critical part of a fair bargaining system is an open, impartial and independent arbitration procedure.