Collective Bargaining - Healthcare Workers


The course features a new video production of IT'S NOT A GAME which portrays bargaining in a long term care facility.

Want to strengthen your negotiation skills and learn more about CAW bargaining priorities in the Healthcare sector?  Some health care workers have the right to strike.  Some do not.  It depends on the legislation that applies. Yet, in spite of what legislation you work under, the CAW has found innovative ways to put health care workers in a position to make gains.  In this course participants learn about and discuss contract language, preparation, research, and maximizing bargaining power with a strategic approach to bargaining.  Participants in this program will come away with skills around drafting contract language, costing, analysing the employer's bargaining position and building strong bargaining committees.

An important feature of this course is a simulated bargaining process in which participants experience all the stages of the bargaining process.  Every local union needs a strong bargaining committee.  Get the skills you need to be part of it!