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Collective Bargaining (1-week course)

5 Days

This week-long program focuses on the importance of preparation, research, drafting contract language and maximizing your bargaining power by developing a strategic approach to bargaining. 

The centrepiece of this course is a mock bargaining process that gives participants hands on practice with the following:  electing a committee, determining priorities and making demands, communicating with the membership, developing strategy, negotiating wages, benefits and working conditions, and ratifying an agreement. 

Participants in this program will learn how to build strong committees and strengthen overall leadership skills.  This course will provide bargaining committee members with a solid foundation for their work at the bargaining table.

Upcoming Courses

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