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[Blank] is a written contract between the employer and a union that outlines many of the terms and conditions of employment for employees in a bargaining unit. The terms and conditions are reached through collective bargaining between the employer and the union

A Collective Agreement


"union shop"

FT and PT employees automatically part as a mandatory component to employment


"Union Steward"

A union representative, union steward, or shop steward is an employee of an organization or company who represents and defends the interests of her/his fellow employees as a labor union member and official - elected by union members


Bargaining Zone

The area between what the union currently has and what they want


Strike Vote

a vote during collective bargaining when things arent going as planned



Refusal to work as a form of protest or not getting certain concessions from an employer


is used when the parties are trying to divide something up--distribute something.

Distributive Bargaining


a boundary established by workers on strike, especially at the entrance to the place of work, that others are asked not to cross is known as

A Picket Line


[Blank] entails a neutral third party assisting the union and the employer to reach an agreement.



[ Blank] is a method of dispute resolution where a neutral third party hears from both sides and then decides an issue




Employees who are citizens of the country where
the parent company is based who are sent to work in another


This needs to be taken into account: is the extent to which the lower ranking individuals of a society "accept and expect that power is distributed unequally"

Power Distance


Referring to a teacher or Boss using a formal title is an example of what kind of power distance?

High Power Distance (power inequalities exist, and are respected and accepted)


High Power Distance Societies are going to place more emphasis on

Collectivism rather than individualism


What kind of power distance is Canada?

Low Power distance


Collectivist Societies

place emphasis on the group and less on the individual


Expatriates may be uncomfortable with new colleagues from a host country asking personal questions quickly - this might be because the new country is [blank] and the expats original country is [blank]

Collectivist, Individualist


economic, legal, labour cost, industrial
relations factors are examples of

other factors that effect international HR


This sequence of events is an example of ???
Candidate identification, assessment, selection
• Cost projections
• Assignment letters
• Compensation, benefits, tax projections
• Relocation assistance
• Family support (#1 concern for expats)
• Orientation and Training (cross-cultural training

how to plan an expatriate assignment


What can be done to aid REPATRIATION?

• Assign a sponsor
• Provide career counselling
• Keep communication open
• Offer financial support
• Develop reorientation program
• Build in frequent return trips


What are the 3 primary barriers international workers face when coming to Canada?

- Barrier 1: Lack of Canadian Experience
• Barrier 2: Poor Transferability of Foreign Education
of Training
• Barrier 3: Lack of Literacy Skills