To introduce students to the fundamentals of the employment relationship including the components of the industrial relations system. Core areas of study will be labour legislation, the union certification process, collective bargaining, employment contracts, dispute resolution and the impact unions have on managing organizations.
Compare the key differences between union and non-union workplaces.
Differentiate between management, union and labour relations boards objectives, processes, and strategies.
Explain the organizing and certification process.
Explain collective bargaining strategies
Interpret and apply Collective Agreement articles.
Identify the causes and predict the consequences of strike or lockout activity
Contrast the types of third-party assistance is available to both unions and management in completing contract negotiations and in the administration of the collective agreement
Apply labour relations knowledge to current events