GRIEVANCES & NEGOTIATIONS
LABOUR DISPUTES RUIN EVERYONE’S DAY
Years without an agreement. Strikes. Lockouts. Lost wages. Lost sales. Lost customers. Labour disputes can last several months and cost everyone big money. The 2018/19 Saskatoon Co-Op strike took almost 6 months and cost millions in lost revenue per month, while the Federated Co-Op Refinery lockout was over 6 months long and resulted in arrests, angry customers, and hostile business partners. Over and above the obvious expenses of legal fees and lost revenue or wages, are secondary and tertiary costs such as security, administration, permanently lost customers, and lost jobs. Halifax Water spent over $1 million per month for their 2015 strike, the 2008 American Axle strike cost them $370 million in sales and their largest customer, General Motors, $2.6 billion in only a couple of months. That same year the Screenwriters strike hit the Californian economy to the tune of $2.7 billion, almost 40,000 lost jobs, and pushed the state into a recession. The 2019 UAW month-long strike ended up sucking $4 billion from GM’s bottom line. Costs like these can see companies collapse, employees lose their homes and families, economies fall, and once they are finally over, there is no winner.
Even when a contract is in place, disputes happen between employers, employees, and unions. Discrepancies over the interpretation or application of a clause can get heated. Discipline and termination of employees can lead to expensive lawsuits and grievance proceedings.
Labour disputes are bound to happen, but they don’t need to be ugly. Save your company money. Save your member’s livelihood. Protect jobs. Keep customers. Everyone Can Win.
How Can We Help
- N Provide Expert Opinions and Analysis as a Negotiation Consultant
- N Facilitate Contract Negotiations
- N Mediate or Arbitrate Labour Grievances
- N Mediate or Arbitrate Collective Bargaining Agreements
- N Provide Neutral Evaluations to Assess Claims and Arguments
- N Provide Blended Med-Arb Solutions to Balance Decision Making and Deadlines
Prevent potential issues like strikes and lockouts by having a skilled facilitator lead contract negotiations in a fair and organized manner.
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Navigating things on your own getting a little sticky? Our highly trained specialists can help clear the air and get talks moving forward again.
Save time and money by opting to settle lockouts and strikes out of court through an independent adjudicator. End labour disputes quickly and fairly.
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