Collective bargaining and negotiation and collective agreements are central to unionized workplaces. Strategic negotiations are important in complex situations that some employers may find themselves in.
The term ‘Collective Bargaining’ refers to the discussions between an employer and an employee about their working conditions. These discussions cover issues such as compensation, benefits, work conditions, and corporate policies. These talks can also involve retirement benefits. Overtime pay, and other compensation-based issues. During the process. Both parties can settle any dispute they have. The end goal of collective bargaining and negotiation is to create a democratic environment in the workplace. When a collective agreement expires, negotiations are started by unions in order to ratify a new collective agreement.
While it is important to maintain a healthy baseline for your operations through employee satisfaction. Financial means do not always permit businesses to concede to certain demands. Companies should engage with best practices and thorough preparation for the uncertainty of the collective bargaining and negotiation process.
Impact your business
Negotiation power is crucial at times like this. The final collective agreement has consequences that will impact your business for years at a time. At these times, you need legal representatives that can use that preparation and respond promptly to emergent opportunities in collective bargaining and negotiation. Not all businesses have the same collective bargaining and negotiation Agreements power as unions, and for that reason, our bench of employment lawyers can help.
Our labor lawyers have extensive experience negotiating for small and medium-sized businesses. We get to know your business and your financial interests in the most intricate of ways that allow to negotiate and deliver better results.
Contact us by phone toll-free at 1-800-771-7882, or email us at [email protected], and we would be happy to assist you whether problems are at the preliminary stages or at the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
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