Labour Arbitration

Quick Info
(5070.03)  Seminar
Instructor(s)
Professor S. Slinn
Winter
3 credit(s)  2 hour(s);
Presentation
Seminar, class discussion, in-class exercises, guest speakers and mock arbitration.
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement
No
Praxicum
Yes

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of the labour arbitration process applicable to unionized workplaces. The seminar primarily addresses grievance arbitration although it may also introduce interest arbitration, and mediation and med-arb as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The seminar will  examine both procedural and substantive issues, including the regulatory framework, arbitral jurisdiction, pre-arbitration and arbitration processes and select issues in arbitration such as collective agreement interpretation, discipline and discharge, discrimination and accommodation, and privacy. This seminar will be taught partly as an advocacy course, encouraging students to apply these concepts to persuasive and coherent oral and written arguments.