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1 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT IND 300 Introduction to Management Winter 2012 Ch M6
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2 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Establishing Union Recognition This section will address: – Assessing the certification application. – Special circumstances during certification. – Unfair labour practices.
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Assessing the Certification Application The Workplace Notice: – When an application for certification is received by a labour relations board, in most provinces the employer and employees must be officially notified – by registered mail. – In some provinces, the notice must include a terminal date. – Determining Employee Support: - The labour relations board will assess the level of employee support for the application but may require additional documentation. 3 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Source: Wiley (2007)
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ASSESSING THE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION The Representation Vote The Representation Vote: – If the level of support for a certification application is above the required minimum and automatic certification is not an option, a labour relations board will usually set a date for a representation vote. – The representation vote is done by secret ballot and it asks the employees if they want the union to be their exclusive bargaining agent. – There is usually a short time between the filing of the application and the vote to prevent either side from unduly influencing the vote. – If the vote is successful, the Board will issue a Certification Order. 4 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Source: Wiley (2007)
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ASSESSING THE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION The Certification Order The Certification Order: – Legally creates the bargaining relationship between the union and the employer. – Makes the union the exclusive bargaining agent for the employees in the bargaining unit. – Compels the parties to commence bargaining for a collective agreement and to bargain in good faith. – 70% of certification applications result in the union being recognized as the employees’ bargaining agent. – If the vote is unsuccessful, there are generally time bars to prevent unions from attempting to organize. 5 IND 300 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Source: Wiley (2007)
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ASSESSING THE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION The Hearing The Hearing: – At any point during the assessment of the certification application, a labour relations board may hold a hearing. – A hearing – like a court session – is usually held if there is
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