Construction Labour Relations
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Labour relations present unique challenges to employers in the construction industry, due to complex industry-specific employment regulations. Drawing upon our extensive experience and skill in this niche area, we help our construction clients tackle challenges efficiently and decisively with one of the most respected Labour Law teams in Western Canada.
Strategic advice. Practical solutions.
Our approach to labour relations always considers practical business realities. Whether representing an employer in negotiations or advising behind the scenes, we are a smart, highly responsive, and practical group. Across a wide variety of construction projects, from oil sands projects to commercial construction, from pipelines to roadbuilding, we stay up- to-date and current in all areas of law affecting the construction industry. Our understanding of the industry equips us to provide better representation before tribunals.
As strong advocates for our clients’ interests, our firm has deep roots and a history of relationships within the construction industry. Our lawyers who have worked in the construction industry give us an inside understanding of the intricacies of this complex and dynamic industry. We provide targeted and strategic advice to avoid disputes if possible, and if arbitration or litigation is necessary, we have a strong reputation for fierce advocacy before Labour Boards, Workplace Safety, Human Rights Tribunals, and all levels of court.
You want us in your corner.
We strive to know and understand every client, their organizations, and the background details affecting their labour relations. It’s why our clients have trusted us for decades to guide them with practical advice and straightforward communication.
With one of the largest labour groups in Western Canada, we handle labour relations for a wide range of clients in the construction industry, including construction companies, construction associations, project owners, trade groups, and employer bargaining agencies. We assist employers of all sizes, from large industrial construction owners, developers, and project owners to small construction businesses, and everything in between. As a full-service firm with vast experience in every area of law, our construction group can call upon any lawyer in the firm for tailored guidance in areas that include litigation, occupational health and safety, and environmental law.
If you need assistance in any construction labour matter, there’s no one you want in your corner more than McLennan Ross.
Contact us today. We're ready to help.
Our experience includes:
- Labour strategy, including union avoidance
- Advice on corporate structure
- Construction Labour Relations
- Certification and decertification applications
- Successorship applications
- Common employer applications
- True employer applications
- Collective bargaining
- Strikes and lockouts
- Grievance arbitration
- Health and safety reprisal complaints
- Unfair labour practice complaints
- Duty of fair representation complaints.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2038 v Stuart Olson Industrial Contractors Inc., 2021 CanLII 46897 (SK LRB)
Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63 v Brock Canada Field Services Ltd and Soogadin Field Services Inc, 2020 CanLII 35842, 2020 CanLII 35842
Brock Canada West Ltd v International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 118, 2020 BCLRB 55