Sect.2.  Interpretation

"collective agreement" means a written agreement between an employer, or an employers' organization authorized by the employer, and a trade union concerning terms and conditions of employment, procedures for the avoidance and settlement of disputes and any other matter of mutual interest;

Sect. 44. Collective Agreements

(1) A collective agreement shall:...

(c) contain effective procedures for the avoidance and settlement of disputes which procedures may include a reference of any dispute to conciliation, mediation or  arbitration;

(d) contain provisions for the settlement of differences arising out of the interpretation, application and administration of the agreement; provide for such other matters as may be agreed between the parties to the agreement;

[Grenada, Labour Relations Act 1999]


Sect. 33. Right to bargain collectively.  Every trade union the rules of which authorise it to negotiate on behalf of its members, or group of trade unions acting jointly for the purposes of collective bargaining, that is sufficiently representative of the employees in a bargaining unit, shall be entitled to bargain collectively with the employer or employers' organization concerned on wages, terms and conditions of employment, relations between the parties and other matters of mutual interest.

[ILO draft provision for a Member country]


Sect. 74(2).  Subject to this Act and the competence and authority of the parties, trade unions and employers or employers organizations may negotiate collective bargaining agreements as to any conditions of employment which are of mutual  interest to the parties thereto.

[Zimbabwe, Labour Relations Act 1985, Section 74(2)]


Sect. 71. 1. A collective labour agreement is an agreement relating to terms and conditions of employment and work concluded between, on the one hand, the representatives of one or more trade unions or occupational groupings of workers and, on the other, one or more occupational organizations of employers or any other grouping of employers or one or more employers individually.

[Côte d'Ivoire, Labour Code, 1995]


Section 104. The sum of the salaries, the length of the workday, breaks and vacations and other work conditions may be established in the collective settlement.

Section 105. The parts may include in the collective settlement all the agreements made with the purpose of ensuring the fulfillment, in good faith, of its declarations.

[Dominican Republic, Labour Code, 1992]