Training & Organizational Development
Managing Successfully in a Union Environment
Managing and supervising union employees has become increasingly complex. Changes to collective bargaining agreements, labor laws, human rights codes, grievance and disciplinary procedures make it very challenging to maintain a cohesive, trusting and motivated workforce.
Communication and collaboration are two important strategies for team building. Managers who focus on shared concerns, hold regular meetings with staff, voice appreciation for a job well done, and build an open and inclusive atmosphere, succeed in any environment – union or non-union.
To assist you in managing successfully in a union environment, you can access the Labor Relations website to find out about the specific contractual agreements that cover the employees in your department as well as the guiding principles and key roles and responsibilities to ensure successful relationship-building and goal accomplishment.