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Labour Relations

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the institutions and processes, which govern employee-management relations in a unionized work environment. The course focuses on the strategic and legal considerations, which influence decision-making for employers and employees facing the option of unionization or the impact of unionization. Major topics include: historical development of the Canadian trade union movement, statutory certification procedures, unfair labour practices, the process of collective bargaining, the nature and contents of collective agreements, standard grievance procedures, conciliation and arbitration processes and the impact of strikes and lockouts.