Collective Bargaining and Negotiation

Collective bargaining and collective agreements are central to unionized workplaces. Strategic negotiations are important in complex situations that some employers may find themselves in.

When collective agreements expire, negotiations are started by unions in order to ratify a new collective agreement. While it is important to maintain a healthy baseline to 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 process.

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 negotiations. Not all business have the same bargaining power as unions, and for that reason, our bench of lawyers can help.

Our labour 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.

If you are a small or medium-sized company looking for full-service support, visit our CLO program page for our strategic solutions.