Services Labour Relations
Since 1969, CLR’s primary objective has been to provide professional labour relations services to its union contractor members. Those efforts have also benefitted union contractors who chose to remain independent of the Association, through collective agreement negotiation and development of industry programs such as the Jurisdictional Assignment Plan (JAplan).
Advocacy in Grievances, Arbitrations and Illegal Work Stoppages
CLR’s labour relations staff work with CLR members to resolve grievances that may arise on the work site. In many cases concerns can be resolved before they become formal grievances but where they cannot CLR will continue to provide assistance and support at every stage of the process. CLR can also support with Labour Relations Board application around work stoppages and picketing.
At one time, jurisdictional disputes were one of the most common causes of work stoppages. The Jurisdictional Assignment Plan created an efficient process to resolve these issues without site disruptions. CLR’s labour relations staff have resources and experience available to help with the appropriate assignment of work.