Voluntary Plant Closings and Workforce Reductions in Canada

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Academic Article

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United States, Workforce Reductions, Roundtable, Collective Agreement, Just Cause


I want to start by reviewing just a couple of points made by Dean Adell in Edward Yemin's book. We must understand that Canada is a highly decentralized federal country in which provinces have jurisdiction along with the Federal Government over the matters with which we are concerned here. Depending on the industry in question, federal labor and employment law is not as dominant as it is in the United States; it does, however, tend to be in the vanguard of development.