Collective Agreement Negotiation
HR Atlantic provides leadership and guidance to employer-side teams during collective bargaining efforts for private and public sector organizations. Our seasoned negotiators employ proven methodologies, including positional bargaining and interest-based bargaining.
Since 1998, our team has represented a wide variety of clients from a range of sectors including provincial health, education, civil service, senior care, and residential agencies to service, construction, and manufacturing.
Our negotiation team provides:
- Strategic advice to align collective agreements with operational needs
- Background preparation for the bargaining process
- Education for the bargaining team around procedures and roles
- Leadership for the team at the negotiating table
- Facilitation of the negotiations
The HR Atlantic team is supported with additional resources to provide research support regarding practices and trends in bargaining, the sector, and labour markets.
We also have experience to facilitate your post-settlement implementation or prepare contingencies where a settlement cannot be obtained at the bargaining table. These services include strike preparation and support during conciliation, mediation and/or interest arbitration.
HR Atlantic believes in helping clients to develop strategic approaches which will bolster their labour-management relationships over the longer term. When you need a sustainable solution, you need our services.