When people think of a collective agreement, they often think about the benefits that it provides them, such as decent wages, dental insurance (effective May 2016), the health care spending account, and access to the professional development fund.

The collective agreement also provides unionized sessionals and hourly-rated sessional music faculty with a variety of rights, including job security language (in the form of First Consideration and Enhanced First Consideration Appointments), regulations on hours worked, fair working conditions, a variety of leaves, and a grievance procedure.  Please click here to access the Unit 2 ‘Know Your Rights’ document, which provides simplified version of many of the rights contained in your collective agreement.