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Labour Relations Articles

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Labour Relations Articles

The Honorable Mr. Justice George W. Adams
Publication date: April, 1997

We are in a period of profound change. The combination of new technology, global trade and recurring recessions has resulted in the demise of many Canadian workplaces and the restructuring and re-engineering of many others. Today's watchwords have become 'flexibility' and 'competitiveness.' more

Joy Parr, Department of History, Queen's University
Publication date: January, 1997

This paper explores the adequacy of several theories advanced to account for the sexual division of labour - neoclassical, dual labour market, marxist feminist, and technologically determined - by comparing the historical processes by which the gender segregation developed in the hosiery and knit goods industry in Canada and Britain in the period 1890 to 1950. It argues that the sexual division of labor is formed within the shifting mutuality and antipathy of gender relations and the relations of production so that theories of sexual segregation must integrate rather than isolate class and gender based processes. more

1996 Don Wood Lecture Series

H.W. Arthurs, University Professor and President Emeritus, York University
Publication date: January, 1997

In his Don Wood Lecture in Industrial Relations, H.W. Arthurs, University Professor and President Emeritus, York University, talks about industrial citizenship and how it is influenced by the dominant forces of the new economy. more

Mary Lou Coates, Gary T. Furlong, Bryan Downie
Publication date: January, 1997

Responding to a growing interest in the subject in recent years, this study is intended to improve our understanding of conflict management and dispute resolution systems in nonunionized workplaces in Canada. It sets out the key reasons for the increased interest in effective systems, describes the various procedures being used, and evaluates their effectiveness. The authors identify the strengths and pitfalls of various systems.
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Michel Grant, Université du Québec à Montréal
Publication date: January, 1997

The significant transformation of the Canadian economy and system of production in the past decade has not left the industrial relations system untouched. Managers and union leaders have become more and more aware of their interdependence and vulnerability, through their experience of plant closings, layoffs, loss of market share and technological obsolescence. Does the lower level of labour strife mean that parties are biding their time and expecting the good old days to return? more

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