Collective agreements are legally binding contracts between a group of workers (the union) and an employer that set the benefits agreed by both parties during bargaining periods. You can view the agreement on the following pages. You will also find here a PDF of the full agreement. The AUPE is funded by all members who enjoy the benefits of a collective agreement and union representation. Each member pays 1.25% of their base salary to AUPE in the form of deductible union dues (dues are not paid for overtime or bonuses). This sentence may be changed only by a two-thirds majority of the delegates at the annual meeting. The democratically elected delegates sent to the congress determine how AUPE money is spent. .