Labour Relations Outlook Webinar: Where Are We Headed in 2020?

The Conference Board of Canada, January 28, 2020
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What are the hot button issues that will affect Canadian labour relations in 2020? How will the Canadian economic outlook affect the labour landscape? And what challenges will rapid technology change, the gig economy and an ongoing labour shortage bring to the bargaining table?

Webinar Highlights

This 60-minute recorded webinar on the 2020 Labour Relations Outlook. Conference Board features Matthew Stewart, Director, Forecasting and Analysis; Allison Cowan, Director, Human Capital Research; and Natalie Arruda, Research Associate, Human Capital Research. They will share the details on the economic outlook, bargaining outlook, and trends in the labour landscape for the coming year. You’ll gain insight into the top issues facing employers and unions today, and how these topics might come to a head at the bargaining table over the next year.

  • Where is the Canadian economy headed in 2020?
  • What are the salary and wage increases in store for Canadians in the next year?
  • What will be the top priorities for management and labour in collective bargaining this year?
  • How are macro changes such as changes in technology and demographic shifts impacting unions and employers?
  • How are structural issues such as low unionization rates, the gig economy, and legacy language in collective agreements impacting upcoming negotiations?

About Natalie

Photo of Natalie Arruda Natalie Arruda is a Research Associate in the Human Capital research area at the Conference Board of Canada. She works with the Compensation Research Centre and the Council for Labour Relations Executives. She has completed research in a variety of areas including total rewards, labour relations, and the alcohol and drug testing in the workplace.

About Matthew

Photo of Matthew StewartMatthew Stewart is Director, National Forecast at The Conference Board of Canada, specializing in the Canadian and world economy. Matthew has a proven track record of producing and communicating leading-edge custom economic research and analysis for a variety of private and public sector audiences. Matthew oversees the National Forecast Publication, the Fiscal Snapshots and the Indices reports. Recent publications include an examination of the role of early childhood education (ECE) in reducing income inequality and boosting economic growth, an estimate of the demand and supply of physicians based on projections of disease incidence and risk factors, and a report on the economic impacts of reducing GHG emissions. Matthew is also involved in international development. Recently he conducted a training program to train Indonesian government officials on the factors that could affect trade with Canada. Matthew has a M.A. (Economics) from McMaster University and a B.A. (Honours Economics) from The University of Western Ontario.

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