Shaping the world of work
Employment relations, often used interchangeably with the term industrial relations, is a multi-disciplinary field of study that encompasses the relationship between workers, management, unions and government. Over the years, employment relations has emerged as the title that best sums up the complex relationships between employees and employers and the laws and government policies that ensure an equitable, productive and inclusive workplace.
The study of employment relations and the education of future employment relations professionals ensures that - as a society - we are setting workplace standards, negotiating collective agreements, protecting human rights and ensuring pay equity. It is only through healthy employment relations that we can create a strong and sustainable economy - and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.