Labour market should unite business, unions

Aging workers, shortages means they’ll have to work together
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2007

As the workforce ages and workers become increasingly scarce, labour and management will have to find a way to work together to attract and retain workers, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report.

“Labour needs members and now employers are going to need people. It’s increasingly an employee-driven labour market. People can work where they want to and they’re going to choose the kind of workplaces that are going to be good for them,” said Christopher Hallamore, author of

Industrial Relations Outlook 2007: Finding Common Ground Through the War for Workers