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COMM 392 Managing The Employment Relationship Perry Atwal Spring 2011 Class 6
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Discussion Topics • Great way to learn from each others experience • Great way to contribute , especially in a class this size • Please remember to remain respectful of others Class Liaison • Great way to contribute to improving the experience • Please e-mail me if interested Logistics 2
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Course Schedule Introduction to The Employment Relationship Legal Regulation of The Employment Relationship Nature and Role of Labour Unions Recruiting and Selecting Employees / Employee Compensation Collective Bargaining Discipline and Fairness in the Workplace Weeks 12 & 13
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Organization providing representation for employees on collective or group basis • Objective = improving employee working conditions Craft-organized - members of a trade of occupation Industrial-organized - workers in different occupations in a firm What is a Union? 4
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Collective Bargaining Agreement: terms and conditions of employment that apply equally to all employees A legal contract and its terms are fixed for the length of the contract Supersedes any individual employment contracts Union and employer negotiate to reach this agreement (bargaining) Union power during bargaining: legal right to strike What is a Bargaining Unit? 5
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Locals: The fundamental unit of the union structure Has its own bylaws and constitution Represent workers in a particular plant or area Enforces the collective agreement and handles grievances and arbitrations Collects dues Provides means of giving workers a “voice” Examples CUPE Local 873 : BC ambulance paramedics union CUPE Local 1004 : Vancouver outside workers‟ union CUPE Local 116 : UBC employees‟ union CAW Local 111 : Vancouver city bus drivers‟ union Union Structures & Functions 6
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Parent Unions • National/International • Examples > Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) > United Steelworkers of America (USWA) > CUPE: Canadian Union of Public Employees Organize these workers Coordinate local unions Support collective bargaining and manage strike funds Union Structures & Functions 7
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA National Federations Central organizations – most unions are a member of one of them Canadian Labour Congress • Largest national federation of unions in Canada • Represents interests of the affiliated unions including conducting research and providing educational services • Engages in lobbying of government • Resolves disputes between unions, including raid ” disputes • Does not become directly involved in contract negotiation or in the grievance process Union Structures & Functions 8
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Who is Represented By
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