CUPE Local 2484

Employment Standards Act vs. Collective agreements

Employment Standards Act (ESA)
› Sets minimum standards that an employer and employee must follow

Collective Agreements (CA)
› Negotiate agreements between the employer and employees which regulate working conditions, wages, holidays/ vacations, training, grievance procedures. Often greater than minimum standards.

ESA
›Employees earn 2 weeks vacation time upon completion of every 12 - month

“The ESA does not provide for any increases to the two-week vacation time entitlement although a contract of employment or collective agreement may do so.” 

 http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/vacation.php#time


CA
› Based on each collective agreements – vacation time is agreed upon based on the
number of years of service

› Example:
1-2 years:13 days
3-6 years:18 days
7-9 years: 24 days
9 +: 28 days