Industrial Relations (COMM 381.3)

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COMM 381 01 September 2017 Scott Walsworth
COMM 381 02 January 2017 Gary Mearns
COMM 381 04 January 2016


Examines the Canadian employment relationship in unionized settings. Organized labour is explored as a response to the assumed inherent imbalance of power between an individual worker and an employer. While functional topics such as collective bargaining , strikes and lock-outs, and the grievance processes are studied, so too are theoretical and historical conditions. Finally, union responses to globalization, such as international outsourcing, are reviewed.


COMM 206.3 and INDR 281.3

Permission of the department required


COMM 211.3.


Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 206.3, INDR 281.3 or COMM 381.3.

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