[5] Point 2(a) of the International Labour Organisation`s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work defines «freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining» as an essential right of workers. [6] The Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (C087) and several other conventions explicitly protect collective bargaining through the creation of international labour standards that prevent countries from violating workers` right to collective and trade union bargaining. [7] It is up to you and the union to agree on the terms that are covered, but these are usually things like pay, leave, work schedules, etc. Collective bargaining is the formal process in which unions negotiate with employers on behalf of their members. . . .

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