Collective agreements form part, along with collective agreements , of the collective conventional organization of working conditions which are one of the sources of labor law . Together with the internal regulations and company customs, they constitute the collective status of employees.
The main purpose of collective agreements is to fix the various elements (minimum, severance pay, etc.) and terms (classifications, etc.) of remuneration.
Under the terms of article L 135-7 of the Labor Code
The employer bound by a collective labor agreement or agreement must provide a copy to the works council and, where applicable, to the works councils, as well as to the staff representatives and union representatives.
In addition, the said employer keeps a copy at the disposal of the staff in each establishment. A notice is posted about it.