Labour relations has always played a leadership role in Canada. Businesses and unions represent vital interests in our communities. Their interactions have set many of the important ground rules by which we live. This is because work and work opportunities are central to us all. It is upon businesses or jobs that we build our lives. The content of labour law is therefore very telling about a society and its direction.
Month: January 1998
This article offers suggestions on how labour and management can deal effectively with conflict. It is an excerpt from a speech given at the First Annual Labour Arbitration Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 31, 1997.
This paper studies the impact of free trade on industrial relations and human resource management in Canada by examining the cases of two globally focused companies with a strong Canadian presence
This examination of the merger of two beer companies provides insights about the human impact of mergers, as well as merger principles for HR professionals.
In a Q & A with Harry Arthurs, an eminent Professor of Labour Law from York University’s Osgoode Hall, the discussion ranges from the most important forces shaping employee relations in Canada to influences on legislation and the public policy framework.
This paper discusses transnational labour solidarity, and how North American unions in the auto, steel, trucking, clothing and telecomm industries are increasingly embracing this vision for global labour.
The rise of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to provide more efficient and less expensive methods of settling disputes, and the advantages and requirements for the success of ADR and mediation, are covered in this paper.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers have been laid off during the organizational restructuring of the past decade. Although the laid-off worker has been extensively studied, until recently there has been very little research on the effects of layoffs on those who remain in the downsized organization—the survivors. This study helps to close that gap in the research by identifying the factors that help to determine the career motivation of survivors.
This research paper traces the development of Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) as a way of resolving human rights issues internally without involving third parties. It also provides detailed practical advice for designing IDR programs, which improve employee morale and cost less when compared with more traditional, formal procedures.
The research explores current issues relating to the shortage of rural physicians, including access to rural care, recruitment and retention, working hours, fee-for-service versus salaried earnings, and incentives.