In this research, we examine the results of our Compensation Planning Outlook 2023 survey of 443 Canadian organizations, including 212 unionized organizations, regarding projected wage increases and freezes for unionized employees in 2023.
What is currently the top priority at the bargaining table for both unions and employers? Given an anticipated recession in 2023, are unionized organizations planning to freeze salaries? What will the average negotiated wage increase for unionized employees be this year?
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A brief overview of the Canadian economic environment
Wages top the priority list for both employers and unions
Base wage increases in 2023 for unionized employees
The implications of Bill 124 on Ontario
Salary freezes have trended down since the onset of the pandemic