In Canada collective bargaining is shaped by a tight statutory structure used to regulate almost every aspect
of of the union-manangement relationship. Such legislation closely regulates the formation of the collective
bargaining relationship, governs the conduct and timing of the bargaining process, places restrictions on economic
conflict, and may, in some cases, mandate certain terms of the collective agreement. The legislation confers broad
administrative powers on labour relations boards or tribunals, which play a major role in the application of the
legislation (Carter 1995). Labour tribunals regulate both management and union activity and may restrain some
forms of employer interference with union organizing and bargaining activity as well as the untimely use of
economic sanctions by trade unions.
"Collective Bargaining in Canada,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 47.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss3/47