Labour and Employee Relations

Pro­vides an intro­duc­tion to employ­ment rela­tion­ships as effect­ed by provin­cial and fed­er­al leg­is­la­tion. Con­sid­er­a­tion of the Alber­ta Labour Rela­tions Act and the Pub­lic Ser­vice Employ­ee Rela­tions Act will be under­tak­en. Empha­sis will be placed on the analy­sis of Labour Board deci­sions as they effect col­lec­tive bargaining.
What you will learn

This course will focus on the challenges and changes faced by human resource departments responsible for managing employee and labour relations and the role of professionals and practitioners in the creation and evaluation of the forms, structures, concepts, skills, philosophy and values that are strategically effective as they must evolve in the growing and demanding roles within organizations.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Gain a general understanding of provincial and federal labour law
  • Become aware of the changing expectations of the competitive and demanding work environment, the challenges of employee/union/management relationships in an environment deficient of competencies, and how those factors will affect the evolution of the human resource management
  • Gain knowledge of the core labour and employee relations history, principles, and legal tenants. These include: the role of the law, labour relations board, union management relations, negotiations, conflict resolution, and problem solving
  • Clearly articulate a comparison of the traditional and emerging roles in collective bargaining and dispute and conflict resolution of both union and management agents
  • Develop and deliver an effective employee relations program in organization that is strategically aligned with current management expectations and evolving labour management trends and theory
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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