Collective Agreement Administration

We appreciate the need for strategic and proactive legal advice does not end when collective bargaining has concluded and an agreement has been signed. Employers are frequently confronted with complex issues arising from the interpretation and administration of a collective agreement. We regularly assist clients to:

  • Understand the impact of collective agreement language
  • Design strategies to meet operational initiatives while at the same time comply with collective agreement language
  • Train frontline managers to maximize their ability to achieve day-to-day objectives within the context of a collective agreement
  • Manage grievances proactively and effectively
  • Design and implement training to improve grievance investigation
  • Plan and implement detailed preparation to maximize resolution prior to referral to arbitration
  • Plan ahead for the next round of collective agreement negotiations

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