IND 300 - W12 - Class_ M3

IND 300 - W12 - Class_ M3 - 1 IND 300 Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 IND 300 Introduction to Management Winter 2012 1 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Ch M3 History of Canadian Union Movement This section will address: Distinct Canadian characteristics. Early Canadian unionism. 2 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT The union movement in Canada has a rich history. The union movement in Canada has a rich history. 2 Distinct Canadian Characteristics Canadian characteristics that have shaped labour history: Physical geography Physical geography. Cultural mix. Economic system. Political structure. 3 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Source: Wiley (2007) Early Canadian Unionism The period of local unionism. Earliest attempts to organize followed the craft union model which was geographic centered and involved small groups of workers. This period sought to protect wages for skilled workers thus controlling their markets. Canada's role as exporter increased the demand for quality trades-peoples work. Craft unionism deterred widespread unionism because it did not encourage non skilled workers or non trade organizations organizations. Informal workers groups formed as early as 1827. A philosophical change occurred so that unions began to work on common goals Nine-Hour Movement. 4 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Source: Wiley (2007) 3 Early Canadian Unionism (continued) There was virtually no law in Canada governing industrial relations issues; British government used criminal la to tr to c rtail nion gro th criminal law to try to curtail union growth. In 1871, Britain passed the Trades Union Act; a Canadian version was later passed. The Catholic Church in Quebec was accused of interfering with union organizing and membership until the Bishops intervened and smoothed the way. Knights of Labor entered Canada in 1881 first Knights of Labor entered Canada in 1881 first international industrial union to do so. Trades and Labour Congress (TLC) was formed in 1883; it effectively lobbied for legislative reform for all workers. 5 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Source: Wiley (2007) The Industrial Age: Early 1900s Work evolved from rural-based to factory based. With the pre alence of U S o ned ind stries there With the prevalence of U.S. owned industries there was an increase in the distance between the employer and the worker there was resentment by the worker. Federal Conciliation Act (1900) conferred the power to appoint third-party interveners or commissions of inquiry to help resolve labour disputes. The railways saw union expansion which brought an increase in strikes which encouraged the passage of the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act in 1907....
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IND 300 - W12 - Class_ M3 - 1 IND 300 Introduction to...

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