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Chapter 9

RSM 100 - Chapter 9 - Summary Notes

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University of Toronto St. George
Rotman Commerce
John Oesch

RSM 100Y – Chapter 9: Understanding Labour-Management Relations Labour Unions: Group of workers who band together to achieve job goals Labour Relations: Process of dealing with employees who are repped by a Union Unions arose from the Industrial Revolution  Bad working conditions, no safety THE POWER OF UNIONS COME FROM COLLECTIVE ACTION! Collective Bargaining: Union leaders and management negotiate common terms of employment for the workers who are apart of the union th Earliest evidence of Labour Unions in Canada comes in the Early 19 Century First National Labour Organization  1873 Canadian Labour Union Formed Trades and Labour Congress forms  1886 Winnipeg General Strike  1919 Unionism Today Trends in Unions Union as a percentage of the workforce has stalled; 43% of Union are Women Unions focus more so on job security than in increased wages.  Mainly due to low inflation and downsizing Challenges Facing Unions - Decline of Smokestack industries - Employment growth in service industry (little union power) - Deregulation  Mergers and layoffs; non-unionized companies - Free Trade and globalization  Outsourcing - Technological Change  Hard to organize workers Unions and the Law Industrial Disputes Investigation Act (1907) Forced investigation of labour issues by government before the strike allowed Privy Council Order 1003 (1943) Recognized the right of Employees to Bargain Collectively Constitution Act (1867) CONFEDERATION  CANADA IS A COUNTRY!!!!!!!!! Workers can strike in one province but not other  Fed vs. Provincial Canadian Labour Code Legislation that applies to labour practices of firms operating under parliament Fair Employment Practices: Prohibits an employer from refusing employment on basis of race, religion, sex… Standard Hours, Wages, Vacations: Non-managerial Workers 40 – 48 hrs/wk, Mat leave, vacations, OT = t + 0.5t Safety of Employees – Job must not endanger employees Life Canadian Industrial Relations Regulations  Seven Divisions Division I – Right to join trade union/employers association Division II – Establishes Canadian Labour Relations Board (Certifiation) Division III – Procedures regarding bargaining rights Division IV – Rules for bargaining, guidelines for collective agreements Division V – Minister of Labour must appoint a conciliation officer Division VI – Conditions of strikes and lockouts Division VII – States methods could be used to prom
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