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August 2005
Vol. 6, no. 8

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Collective bargaining priorities
Ernest B. Akyeampong

  • In 2001, the most common bargaining provisions (appearing in over 80% of settlements) were job security and occupational health and safety. Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) clauses, less popular than in the high-inflation days of the early 1980s, were least common (43%).
  • Other popular provisions, appearing in more than 6 in 10 settlements, centred on pay equity and employment equity, as well as on education and training-the latter driven by rapidly evolving technology and heightened business competitiveness.
  • Changes in business practices also appear to be increasing the popularity of provisions dealing with contracting out, workplace reorganization, and employee participation in decision making.

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Ernest B. Akyeampong is with the Labour and Household Suveys Analysis Division. He can be reached at (613) 951-4624 or

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