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Labour Negotiations - New Demands; New Answers

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Guest Speaker: Matthew Sutcliffe, Director, Labour and Employee Relations, Legal Counsel, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Unions’ expectations and employers’ operational needs are always changing. The pace of change has never been faster. But are collective agreements keeping up? This seminar will focus on current hot topics in collective bargaining, both in the public and private sector. You will be able to learn about what unions are demanding and what kinds of collective agreement improvements other employers are seeking. Additionally, you will hear about what is being achieved in other collective bargaining negotiations. The Program will be very inter-active, so that participants can learn from one another as well as from the presenters. Topics will include:


  • Part-time/casual work force restrictions
  • Modified Work Program clauses
  • Employment Security & Re-deployment
  • Harassment clauses
  • Health & Safety clauses


  • Grievance Mediation clauses
  • Expedited Arbitration clauses
  • Attendance Management Program recognition
  • Frustration of Employment – deemed termination clauses


  • 7:45 am - 8:15 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:15 am - 9:30 am Program and Q&A