Evidence-based labour relationsSupporting the search for common groundBy Jane Cooper, Shannon Jackson and Lisa Irish10/30/2017|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2017 Labour relations practitioners — whether they work for employers or unions — have long relied on evidence to support their bargaining positions. But what they do with that evidence is changing. In the past, evidence was often used as a tool to strengthen adversarial positions. Now, evidence is being used by both sides to help find common ground where collaboration can grow for the benefit of the organization.Both parties are working to adapt to technological change and social media to engage younger workers. And both unions and employers are expressing an interest in partnering on initiatives to tackle challenges related to health and safety, precarious work and marginalized groups. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.