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Chapter 9

RSM100Y1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Canada Labour Code, Winnipeg General Strike, Labour Candidates And Parties In Canada


Department
Rotman Commerce
Course Code
RSM100Y1
Professor
John Oesch
Chapter
9

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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
Earliest evidence of Labour Unions in Canada comes in the Early 19th 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
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