Every worker has an entitlement to a specific set of rights as prescribed by the relevant employment legislation. However, these entitlements are only a minimum, and it is possible to contract or agree over and above those rights. Unionised workplaces provide terms and conditions of employment above the minimum legal standards as set out in law.
Rights are usually set out in your contract of employment and the terms and conditions of employment are the basic criteria needed for employment. You may also be entitled to additional rights which will be set out in your contract of employment.
Your union will protect your terms and conditions of employment and may also negotiate improved terms and conditions of employment on your behalf, above your legal rights.
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