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Collective Agreements in Canada: Law and Language

Jeffrey Sack & Peter Neumann


Collective Agreements in Canada: Law and Language, Canada's major text on collective agreement laws and legislation, provides authoritative commentary and actual contract clauses from current collective agreements negotiated across Canada in both the public and private sectors to help you:

  • Choose which clauses to negotiate
  • Draft your own contract language to accurately reflect your intent
  • Understand how arbitrators will interpret the language you use

Published on the user-friendly web-based Presto platform, Collective Agreements in Canada will allow you to:

  • Deploy a powerful search engine to find relevant clauses and commentary
  • Highlight text and take notes digitally
  • Access the service on your mobile device

Key features of Collective Agreements in Canada include:

  • Interpretations of collective agreement language by arbitrators, tribunals and courts
  • Over 1,000 pages of commentary and analysis on major bargaining topics
  • Checklists and tips for drafting your own clauses
  • Summaries of relevant legislation
  • 1,700 clauses on 65 topics from current collective agreements
  • Hyperlinks to the full text of all caselaw and legislation cited in footnotes (over 3,700 references in all)
  • Labour and employment legislation from across Canada searchable by subject and jurisdiction, and linking to the full text of over 600 statutes

This fully searchable online service will be updated regularly with new clauses and commentary on the latest caselaw and legislative changes that affect collective bargaining.

Send any comments or questions to collectiveagreements@lancasterhouse.com.

Last Updated: September 2016