Members of the union in the Company in which I work were balloted regarding a pay cut. The result of the ballot was in favour of a pay cut of 10%. Not all the employees are union members so the non-union members did not have a vote. Is the Company obliged to ask those employees who did not have a vote if they can reduce their remuneration? Or can the employer reduce the pay of all employees as a result of the ballot carried out by the union? Or would the Company have to consult the non-union members individually or does the collective agreement automatically bind all employees within the work place were a collective agreement has been negotiated by the employer and the trade union?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 2 September 2015
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