Labour Relations

Our firm has one of Ontario’s leading labour relations practices.  Our work has included representing public and private sector employers in unfair labour practice complaints, applications for certification and decertification, successor rights and common employer applications. The Firm also has significant experience counselling employers on union avoidance and managing in the unionized workplace.

All of our labour relations lawyers have extensive experience representing employers in grievance arbitration proceedings. This includes advice to management throughout the grievance process, as well as representation before boards of arbitration. The core philosophy of our approach to arbitration is to find efficient, cost-effective resolutions that balance the importance of the case at hand against the potential for precedent-setting decisions. 

Some of the more common grievance arbitrations handled by the Firm concern discipline and discharge, classification grievances, promotion and demotion, the interpretation of management rights clauses, management's right to contract out, human rights and accommodation and technological change.

We also have extensive experience in collective agreement negotiations.  Whether representing the employer at the bargaining table, or providing strategic advice behind the scenes, it is our goal to negotiate the best deal possible.  We understand that employers today must do more with less and we effectively communicate this reality to the union to achieve results in collective bargaining.  

Please contact anyone from our team for assistance.

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