Don Mills, Ont ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Book — 232 p. ; 23 cm
Public-sector labour relations in an era of restraint and restructuring: an overview / Gene Swimmer
Provincial government restructuring in Nova Scotia: the freezing and thawing of labour relations / Terry H. Wagar
From softball to hardball: the transition in labour-management relations in the Ontario public service / Joseph B. Rose
Fiscal restraint, legislated concessions, and labour relaitons in the Manitoba civil service, 1988-1997 / Paul Phillips and Carolina Stecher
The logic of union quiescence: the Alberta case / Yonatan Reshef
Labour relations in the BC public service: blowing in the political wind / Mark Thompson
Restructuring federal public-sector human resources / Gene Swimmer and Sandra Bach
Public-employee relations: Canadian developments in perspective / Roy J. Adams.
This volume provides in-depth case studies of public service labour relations in Canada during the 1990s. The cases reported demonstrate that governments have adopted the attitude and policy that they may engage in bargaining or suspend it whenever thay find that course of action to be convenient. Viewed from a broader international context, as discussed in the concluding chapter, the casual suspension of bargaining by Canadian governments cannot be justified by the norms and agreements that Canada has shared with the international community. (source: Nielsen Book Data)