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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.

Topics

  • 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

Professional Designation

Approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) for the following CHRP and CHRL course work requirements: Labour Relations

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

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Format

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect approximately six hours of work per week for discussions, readings, assignments, exams/quizzes and other course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.

Textbook

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