Bargaining unit

A bargaining unit is a group of employees sought to be represented by a petitioning union. There are several factors to determine the bargaining unit.

1. Concept

“Bargaining Unit” – refers to a group of employees sharing mutual interests within a given employer unit, comprised of all or less than all of the entire body of employees in the employer unit or any specific occupational or geographical grouping within such employer unit. (Section 1[e], Rule I, DOLE Department Order No. 40, Series of 2003, as amended by A-I)

“Bargaining unit” – refers to a “group of employees of a given employer, comprised of all or less than all of the entire body of employees, which the collective interests of all the employees, consistent with equity to the employer, indicated to be best suited to serve reciprocal rights and duties of the parties under the collective bargaining provisions of the law.” (Holy Child Catholic School v. Sto. Tomas, En Banc, G.R. No. 179146, 23 July 2013)

A bargaining unit is a group of employees sought to be represented by a petitioning union. Such employees need not be members of a union seeking the conduct of a certification election. A union certified as an exclusive bargaining agent represents not only its members but also other employees who are not union members. (Ibid.)

a. Union v. Legitimate Labor Organization v. Bargaining Unit

The concepts of a union and of a legitimate labor organization are different from, but related to, the concept of ...

 



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