All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. The purpose of labour relations or worker bargaining is to protect discussions about the relationship between a municipality and its workers. The term „industrial relations“ is widely interpreted as involving issues of unionization or non-unionization, as well as remuneration outside traditional employment agreements. The most obvious application of the exception is the debate on the negotiation of collective agreements and contracts for non-unionized workers, including discussions in the context of an ongoing labour dispute.  The exception allows for discussion of the qualifications and the allowances of some workers.
It also discusses staff changes, workload and the roles of some employees.  Staff performance, behaviour and discipline are cancelled, as are discussions about hiring or downtime.  as well as discussions about hiring or terminating staff.  Discussions on municipal restructuring or restructuring may be covered by the exception.  While general discussions on organizational charts generally do not adapt, issues related to the impact on individual positions, role change and working conditions are covered by the exception.  The waiver does not include board compensation unless it is related to changes in staff compensation.  The exception for labour relations or worker bargaining does not involve discussions about the assessment or the review of a municipal service or company.  City of London, 24 April 2014 (Letter)  Township of Black River-Matheson, 9 January 2015  Township of Baldwin, 9 December 2014; Town of Amherstburg, 15 December 2014  Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, 6 December 2013  Municipality of Bonfield, 20 October 2013  City of Welland, 18 November 2014; Village of Burk`s Falls and Township of Armour, October 28, 2015  Municipality of South Huron, March 2, 2015  City of Amherstburg, November 20, 2015  City of Sault Ste. Marie, September 2, 2016  City of Amherstburg, September 12, 2013  City of Amherstburg, December 9, 2013; Municipality of Whitestone, November 18, 2014; City of Amherstburg, November 20, 2015  Municipality of Russell, April 19, 2016  City of Timmins, April 9, 2014 (letter); City of Oshawa, March 19, 2012 (Letter)  City of Grimsby, November 14, 2016  Municipality of Saint-Charles, February 4, 2016 If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your local administrator or executive. You will know the details of your agreement. The Ombudsman discussed a closed-door meeting of the Council for the City of Sault Ste. Marie to discuss a proposed plan to reorient the fire brigade and EMS.
The meeting was closed with the exception of labour relations or workers` negotiations. During the closed-door meeting, the Fire Chief gave a conference to the City Council on the impact of the reorientation on the local association and a number of other impacts.