Policy Statement on Collective Bargaining
It is the democratic right of all employees, regardless of the nature of their appointment, to participate in decisions affecting the terms and conditions of their employment. Collective bargaining in post-secondary institutions is crucial in achieving this end. Collective bargaining is the most effective means of advancing the standards of the profession, protecting academic freedom and collegial governance, advancing policies and practices which secure equity in employment, promoting the interests of both full-time and contract academic staff, and contributing to the improvement of Canadian society through high quality public post-secondary education.
Approved by the CAUT Council, May 2014.