Industrial Relations in Canada, 4th Edition

Robert Hebdon, Travor Brown, Scott Walsworth

Previously published by Nelson. The fourth edition of Industrial Relations in Canada examines the three groups at the heart of this human resources management field--labour (employees and their associations), management (employers and their associations), and government and associated agencies--and the current challenges facing all three. A new author joins this fourth edition, bringing new perspectives and further balancing the text's coverage of both union and management perspectives, as all authors have been practitioners in the field. Part of the Nelson Education Series in Human Resources Management and built on a solid academic foundation, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of industrial relations that will have students excited about this changing field.

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Table of Contents for Industrial Relations in Canada, 4th Edition

  • Front Matter
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Labour History
  • Chapter 3: Economic, Social, and Political Environments
  • Chapter 4: The Legal Environment
  • Chapter 5: The Union Perspective
  • Chapter 6: The Management Perspective
  • Chapter 7: Collective Bargaining
  • Chapter 8: Collective Agreement Administration
  • Chapter 9: Conflict Resolution: Grievances and Strikes
  • Chapter 10: Third-Party Dispute Resolution Procedures
  • Chapter 11: Impacts of Unionization
  • Chapter 12: Public-Sector Issues
  • Back Matter

Key features

  • Balanced attention to union and management perspectives, as well as current research and experiential exercises, equip students to be effective practitioners
  • Three simulation activities offer end-to-end application of collective bargaining and arbitration
  • Updated discussion questions and end-of-chapter exercises offer opportunities for practice throughout