Everything you need to know about costing collective agreement proposals is developed to provide employers and unions with a practical and step-by-step approach to determining current compensation costs and estimating the impact of collective bargaining proposals on those compensation costs. The guide presents a systematic method of using a calculation model that can be adapted to specific tariff situations. Calculating the costs of collective bargaining proposals is both a science and an art. Using mathematical formulas to predict the impact of costs and realistic assumptions about the future, this comprehensive guide covers all the essential steps and issues related to the calculation, including the collection and analysis of information on remuneration and benefits. • discuss the elements contained in total compensation and how to collect information on each element; • calculation concepts and methods; • a step-by-step approach to collecting the necessary information on remuneration; • a systematic approach to the calculation of the cost of salaries and benefits over several years, • a detailed case to support learning how to implement principles and processes in practice; • Detailed worksheets that support the calculation of contracts in practice. . . .