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Lecture 14

ADM 2337 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Bargaining Unit, Canada Labour Code


Department
Administration
Course Code
ADM 2337
Professor
Magda Donia
Lecture
14

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Lecture 14
The Dynamics of Labour Relations
Unions can create expensive conditions locally that companies shut down
and move abroad all together
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS OF LABOUR RELATIONS
!Key legislation: (just need to know they exist)
o!The Industrial Relations Disputes and Investigation Act
o!Canada Labour Code
o!Provincial labour law statutes
THE LABOUR RELATIONS PROCESS
!Figure 14.1
WHY EMPLOYEES UNIONIZE
!Economic needs
!Dissatisfaction with management
o!General dissatisfaction with out union is managed
!Social and leadership concerns
o!The union can serve as an identity for employees
o!Unions can provide leadership roles for current employees
o!Union leaders – they can have imp roles to play in the union
o!The companies where the unions are forming is not at the
rate it use to be…its declining
!!Because of the nature of the jobs
!!Having better HR practices..a more effective HR
function in the org. is the link between this legislation
and enforcing it, where people are satisfied with good
work place.
ORGANIZING STEPS
!Employee/union contact
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o!Info gathering is the key aspect of this first step
!Initial organizational meetings
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! Formation of in-house organizing committee
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o!Their role now is to get employees who support the union to
sign the authorization card
!Application to labour relations board and receipt of
certificate
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o!If the union has the certain amount of support…it could then
apply to the labour relations board
o!Either need 55% of employees to agree by signing their
authorization card
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