IR Outlook 2018: The Changing Face of Labour

The Conference Board of Canada, May 3, 2018
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With a number of legislative changes coming into effect across the country, and shifting demographics in the labour force, what are labour relations practitioners focusing on when it comes to collective bargaining in 2018?

Join us for this 60-minute live webinar on the 2018 Industrial Relations Outlook. Matthew Stewart, Director, National Forecast and Custom Analysis, and Allison Cowan, Director, Total Rewards and Labour Relations Research, will share the details on the bargaining outlook, state of organized labour, economic outlook, and the compensation outlook for the coming year. You’ll gain insight into the top issues facing employers and unions today, and how the economic and compensation landscapes will play a role. This is an opportunity to ask the tough questions as you prepare for what 2018 holds.

Webinar Highlights

Join us as we present a comprehensive overview of the issues that may influence labour relations and collective bargaining in Canada over the coming year. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear expert analysis of management issues, labour issues and issues of mutual interest, including:

  • Where is the Canadian economy headed in 2018?
  • What are the salary and wage increases in store for Canadians in the next year?
  • What issues are driving discussion at the bargaining table in 2018 in the public and private sector?
  • What will be the top priorities for management and labour in collective bargaining this year, and how will legislative changes impact these priorities?

About Matthew

Matthew Stewart is Director, National Forecast with the Conference Board specializing in the Canadian and world economy. Matthew is currently advising international clients on the economy and has been assisting the Ukrainian federal government and city level governments in developing strategic plans. In Canada, he has been responsible for designing and building a demand and supply model for physicians based on changing disease patterns.

About Allison

Allison Cowan is Director, Total Rewards Research. Since joining the Conference Board in 2000, Allison has been actively involved in research in the areas of total rewards, benefits, compensation, health and wellness, strategic human resource management, labour relations, learning and development, leadership, and diversity.

Allison leads the total rewards and industrial relations research practice and is actively engaged in the group’s executive networks, ongoing core research initiatives and custom research. In this capacity, Allison provides information on best practices and the latest research to leading organizations.

Allison holds a Certified Compensation Professional designation. She is also an active member of WorldatWork and the Ottawa Region Rewards Association.

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