Can unions, management learn to co-operate?

Perhaps, but businesses may be better off preventing the union from coming in the first place.
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/29/2001

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Saint John-based Irving Paper Limited practised an “old style of managing the plant,” explains Peter McIntyre, manager, human resources.

Management told the union what they wanted employees to do and the union told management what they would do.