Can Labour Relations (ODE)

HURM 1027

Course description

This overview course provides students with a basic understanding of the development of labour unions in Canada, and the practical skills needed to manage effectively in unionized workplaces. Historical, political and legal issues affecting the industrial relations environment will be reviewed in detail. Through secondary research, students have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management. Through simulation and experiential exercises, students develop practical skills in collective agreement negotiation, contract administration and preparation for arbitration. Students also have an opportunity to explore contemporary issues facing unions and to identify future trends which will impact on the industrial relations climate. Note: This course is accredited by HRPA towards the CHRP designation. Course Outcomes have also been aligned with Ministry Guideline MCTU Code 70223.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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