The authors note that 98% of collective agreements contain wage clauses, but few agreements set the level of wages. Up to 71% have social security clauses, 89% on working hours and 84% on work-family agreements. The authors also note that collective agreements containing one of these four clauses are also more likely to include the other three and conclude that there is no trade-off between their inclusion in the bargaining agenda. In order for CBAs to be put online in the database, these complex documents must go through a series of steps. First, they are collected and then transformed into html format using the Amaya software, while the COBRA program is used for downloading, and after completion, the downloaded versions can be annotated. The database can be used for many purposes and by anyone interested. It can be used by trade unions or employers if, for example, they want to compare certain clauses between countries, sectors or industries for strategic negotiations. To compare clauses, COBRA offers a tool that requires only a few steps; 1) Select a problem to compare, 2) select countries and/or sectors, 3) search. Executive Order 13836, Developing Efficient, Effective and Cost-Effective Approaches to Collective Bargaining in the Federal Sector, signed by the President on May 25, 2018, requires organizations to file each collective agreement (CBA) and its expiry date within 30 days of the CBA`s effective date.
EO 13836 also requires OPM to make these ACAs publicly available on the Internet. This promotes transparency by allowing the public to see the types of agreements between federal sector organizations and unions. Organizations are also required to submit arbitral awards to OPM within 10 business days of receipt. OPM has published a memorandum on the publication of the CBA database, which provides guidance on the requirements for the submission of authorities for ACAs and arbitral awards. If you have any questions regarding the filing of CBAs and arbitration awards, please contact OPM`s Accountability and Workforce Relations staff at LRG@opm.gov. If you have any questions about specific CBAs in this database, please contact the organization associated with this CBA. For information on representative data for all tariff units certified by the Federal Labour Relations Authority, including name, description, location, collective bargaining unit employee population and other information, please refer to the Federal Workforce Management Information System. The information and tools available on the Commission`s website will help to reach an agreement. “The purpose of this document is to fill several knowledge gaps regarding the content of collective agreements by using a new online database.
The authors analyze 249 collective agreements from 11 countries – Benin, Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda. The authors examine the extent to which clauses relating to wages and other remuneration, hours of work, paid leave agreements and work-family agreements are included in collective agreements and whether the subjects of negotiation are grouped in the agreements. The authors use the WageIndicator collective agreements web database with uniformly coded agreements that are both collected and made available online. The authors present a quantitative comparison by country of the inclusion and content of clauses in agreements. This database is intended for employees, employers, trade unions, employers` associations, academics, decision-makers, etc. It is free and would always be free for everyone to check their fundamental rights. More information on this dataset [can be found on the website of the Ministry of Employment and Small Enterprises] (www.jobs.gov.au/enterprise-agreements-data). The database can also be used by academics.
An example is a recent article in the International Journal of Manpower using the database: Comparing Collective Bargaining Agreements for Developing Countries, issue 36 (1), p.86 – 102, J. Besamusca and K. Tijdens (2015). Here is a summary of this article: For more than three years, WageIndicator, in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam, has been creating a Global Collective Agreement Database (CBA) to inform workers of rights they seem to be unaware of. The database also gives them the opportunity to know what is happening in other sectors of their country as well as in other countries. This can be done by comparing the clauses of the ABC under different themes, such as. B: maternity leave, working hours, social security, rest days from annual leave, minimum wage, etc. We believe this can increase employees` bargaining power when discussing new terms with the employer or when improvements to existing terms are negotiated, and create new ways to improve their working conditions. By Ernest Tingum Ngeh, Global Manager Collective Agreement database, University of Dar es Salaam If you are already a registered agency user, please log in to the ABC database to upload your document. .