Labour skeptical about win-win

By Michael J. Fraser
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

The question of a less adversarial model in labour-

management negotiations is something that has been debated for many years. The European or Japanese models versus the North American model have been written about extensively. If a “less adversarial approach” would enable us to achieve better collective agreements for our members, then of course that would be our objective.

It has been our experience, however, that most employers only become “less adversarial” and talk about “co-operation” when they want something that will benefit them.