Alberta’s construction industry was rewarded for taking a new approach to collective bargaining. Roger Gunn, CPHR, examined the interest based bargaining process undertaken in the 2010/2011 and 2014/2015 rounds of collective bargaining between the Building Trades Unions and the Registered Employers’ Organizations. His findings provide a model for other employers and unions.
Gunn’s paper details the process facilitated by Lyle Kanee that shifted the bargaining culture of the construction industry over the last decade. From the establishment of ground rules to the development of a new formula for wage increases, Gunn’s research outlines the successful steps both parties took to reach agreements.