The Collective Agreement:
What is It?
The Deal - Culmination of collective bargaining (or
arbitration, or government-imposed).
One CA per Bargaining Unit displaces all individual
contracts of employment
Peaceful regulation of conflict
MHR 522 Sections 31, 41 and 51
Mid-Term Exam Guide February 2015
You are responsible for:
The Mid-Term will cover all the lecture PowerPoint slides on Blackboard
(2) Table 1-1 Perspectives on Industri
Monday February 2, 2015
Capitalism is a broader social system, based on wide spread consumption
Commodity, commodity form, (things being in a form of a commodity, the arrangement of
things for exchange), commodity fetish
MHR522 Lecture 2
Monday January 16, 2015
What is theory?
Explanation of something that needs explaining
o Attempted explanation of something is not fully known
o Goes beyond basic explanation
Truth is not fully apparent
What is a paradigm/ perspective?
MHR 522 Lecture Notes
Intro to IR
Positive Statement: a statement about how the world is
Normative Statements: a statement about how the world ought to be.
Labour Market: the interaction between buyers and sellers of labour services.
Market: the interacti
Reaching a Collective Agreement
When Bargaining Fails: Strikes and
Collective Bargaining: Debrief & Discussion
The Role of Perception in Negotiations (from last lecture)
The collective agreement
The Union Organization &
Week 7, 2013
A reminder that cell phones are NOT allowed in class. Please refrain from using your cell phone during the lecture. Thank
Structure of Unions
ii. Union organiz
Perspectives and Paradigms in IR
What is Labour?
Understanding the labour market
Theories, paradigms and attitudes
5 ideological perspectives in IR
Group project sign-up
Strikes and Lockouts (cont.)
The Grievance Arbitration Process
Recap from last week: Whats in a CA
Continuing from last week: Strikes & Lockouts
Review Arbitration Assignment
How to find cases online
Management and IR Strategy
MHR 522 Week 4
IR and Management Decisions: A Strategic
Four Strategies Towards Unions
Magna-CAW Framework of Fairness Group
Midterm Next Week
MHR522 Lecture 3
Monday January 26, 2015
Emphasis on market for labour in general or vey specific (geographical,
Issues: separability problem
Individuals are assumed to be rational utility maximizers due to self-interest
Role of Government
Enact the legislation
Update the legislation
Labour Relations Board
Interpret the legislation
Enforce the legislation
The Legal Framework
Until the mid-1920s, all IR issues were covered by federal laws
Arbitration: a choice?
The role of the arbitrator
Jurisdiction of the arbitrator
Discipline & discharge in a unionized
Group case example (time permitting)
Arbitration Simulation Exercis
Labour Relations Glossary (by Gerald Swartz)
Various jurisdictions and employment sectors use different terms or phrases. However,
the following are relatively standard definitions of key terms as they are known in
The process of subm
First, a guide to understanding labour arbitration case citations.
Example B.C.G.E.U. v. Interior Roads Ltd., (2003), 123 L.A.C. (4th) 171 (Jackson)
B.C.G.E.U. v. Interior Roads Ltd is the name of the case
(2003) is the year the decision was
You will have 3 hours to write the exam. The exam has two sections.
Section A: Multiple choice and short answer 60 marks in total. There will be five
multiple choice questions (1 mark each) and a further eleven short answer questions
The Information, Motivation, Behavioural Skills (IMB) Model for Sexual and Reproductive
In Module #9, we saw how the information, motivation, behavioural skills (IMB) theoretical
model can be applied to adolescent sexuali
Why bother to resolve grievances?
Grievance resolution = problem solving.
Arbitration always has a loser lends to bad relationships
Cost of arbitration, fees and wages, etc.
Can everything be resolved? Alleged theft or insubordinatio
Grievances and Arbritration
Relates to a single bargaining unit member
Several similar individual grievances grouped together to be heard & decided together
General application or policy qu
Preparing for Grievance Arbitration
Appoint an Arbitrator - either mutually agree or request Ministry of Labour to appoint
Select neutral location (Arbitrator often does this)
Prepare for hearing
review facts (5 Ws), investigate, prepare witnesses
Union impact via collective bargaining
For unionized workplaces
Unions limit the previously unrestricted rights of management:
Recognition of union as exclusive bargaining agent.
Requirement to bargain in good faith.
Negotiation of collective agreement
MHR849 HR PLANNING CH 8
IMPORTANCE OF SUCCESSION MANAGEMENT
- Succession Management: The process of ensuring that pools of skilled employees are trained and
available to meet the strategic objectives of the organization
- Succession planning implies that
Monday March 2, 2015
Effects of Certification
Union becomes exclusive bargaining agent of all BU EEs
Requirement start bargaining a collective agreement (one side usually gives Notice
to Bargain to other)
No direct bargaining from EEs to
MHR522 Lecture 9
Monday March 16, 2015
Rights Disputes during term of collective agreement
o Imperfections in Bargaining (inability to address all issues adequately/clearly,
lack of shared understandings)
o Unforeseen circumstances
o Language problem
Whos in and whos out sorting out the dividing line between who is managerial and who is not for
purposes of deciding on an appropriate bargaining unit.
Generally the test for determining whether a position is managerial and therefore not to be included in
Structure of Union
Networks of labour organizations:
Local/regional labour councils
The Local Union
Some independent i.e. no parent
The fissured workplace
Trend: core/major/large employers shed role
of employer of people providing their goods
750,000 people design, make, market and
sell Apple products
65,000 people work for Apple
The fissured wor
MHR522 Union Management Relations
Useful Resources for Arbitration Assignment.
1.LabourSource. Use Labour Arbitration Cases in LabourSource to search for full-text
arbitration awards relevant to your topic. It is well cross-referenced to commentary.