Labour and Employee Relations

    EXMGT 5599 is offered this spring:

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


Apr 8, 2021Jun 24, 2021




6:15 pm – 9:30 pm MT




Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Tara Hamelin

Your Instructor

Tara HamelinID: tara-hamelin




Labour Relations Ebook

5 edition

ISBN 9780135354988

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 8, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
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

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXMGT 5599 is offered this spring: