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Labour Relations
Labour Relations
Course Description:

This 56 hours (ten-day) course is a mandatory course in the Municipal Management Program. The course focuses on the theory and practice of labour relations in Canada.

Course Topics:

  • Examine the environmental influences that interact in union-management relations; appreciate the complex combination of power, reason, communications, politics and attitudes that pervade the industrial relations processes
  • Explore significant bargaining issues and their economic implications
  • Essential elements of the collective bargaining process, including preparation for negotiations; strategies at the bargaining table; principles of negotiation; bargaining in bad faith
  • Understanding, interpreting and administering the collective agreement; grievances and the arbitration process