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Arbitration for Leadership

5 Days

This course is designed to provide local union representatives with a detailed guide on how to investigate and write up grievances and prepare for arbitration.  Participants will learn how to consider, negotiate and implement settlements of grievances, and will also learn how to present a grievance at arbitration.

The focus is on PROCESS:  how to investigate facts, collect relevant evidence (including business documents and medical evidence), how to develop a theory and organize your case, and how to present it in a persuasive manner to an adjudicator.

Course material includes:  excerpts of case and statute law; articles written by practitioners; hands-on role playing; model exercise; and informative talks and discussions with members of the Unifor legal department.  The course will also include a presentation by an experienced arbitrator who will speak about what they look for from union representatives.

Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223