Communications during bargaining
An employer is able to communicate directly with his or her employees – including communicating about the employer’s proposals for the collective agreement – while bargaining for a collective employment agreement. Such communications must be consistent with the duty of good faith.
Both unions and employers must not undermine or do anything that is likely to undermine the bargaining process. They must also respect the role and authority of each others’ representatives. Unless the union and employer agree, they cannot bargain either directly or indirectly about terms and conditions of employment with the parties represented. Such negotiations must always be undertaken by the union and employer representatives officially involved.