Explore the history, current status and challenges of labour relations, as well as look at directions and possibilities for the future. Gain insight into the effects of union on union and non-union organizations by looking at the establishment and maintenance of bargaining rights, contract negotiations and the administration of collective agreements.
- The membership, structure and governance of unions
- Various approaches to labour relations, including the collective agreement negotiation process
- The role of labour relations in the public sector
The role of strikes, lockouts and conflict resolution in a unionized setting
Individual Course Registration
This course is part of the Diploma program and can also be taken as an individual course for non-credit/professional development. How many courses can you take before you have to apply to the program?
What You Will Learn
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Examine the membership, structure and governance of unions as well as to develop an understanding of the establishment, continuation and termination of union bargaining rights.
- Develop an understanding of the key issues related to business process, work environment, the collective agreement and current labour/employment legislation.
- Develop an understanding of the collective agreement negotiation process as well as various approaches to labour-management relations.
- Explore and critique collective agreement contract disputes as well as the role of strikes, lockouts and conflict resolution in a unionized setting.
- Identify and consider the importance of the public sector and the role of labour relations in the public sector.
- Identify and consider the future opportunities and implications for current and new relationships between labour and management.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Diploma in Human Resources : Required Courses