Collective Bargaining

Representing public and private sector unions across Canada and internationally

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP has been representing public and private sector unions across Canada and internationally for more than four decades. During this period, Nelligan’s lawyers and consultants have played key roles in collective bargaining, ranging from spokesperson to strategist, researcher, and coach. Using custom technology, our negotiators regularly assist clients with developing bargaining strategies and priorities that best reflect the interests of their memberships. Our negotiators have also been union leaders, and therefore bring to negotiations an understanding of the many unique leadership challenges that union negotiators face when at the bargaining table.

Our expertise includes:

  • Planning, strategy, and negotiation of your collective agreement
  • Pre-negotiation economic analysis of benefits, strength, and weakness studies
  • Conciliation, mediation, and interest arbitration
  • Collective agreement language design
  • Research

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