Labour Law

The labour law lawyers at Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP regularly present grievances on behalf of unions and employee associations on all matters concerning the interpretation and application of collective agreements. We work in public and private sectors, in federal and provincial jurisdiction, and in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, and education.

In addition to acting in labour mediations and arbitrations, our firm advises unions on a range of matters affecting the collective agreement and the collective bargaining relationship, including privatization and contracting out.

Our firm represents unions in unfair labour practice complaints, certification applications, related and successor employer applications, and other matters before provincial and federal labour boards. We provide advice and draft language during negotiations, and routinely sit as union nominees on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.

We provide advice and representation to unions in civil litigation, including injunctions arising out of work stoppages or picketing activities and defamation claims. Our firm has extensive experience in judicial review applications involving labour boards and other administrative tribunals.

Our firm also has significant experience providing presentations to labour organizations, groups and associations on topics pertaining to  labour arbitrations and effective labour representation. Lawyers from our firm also regularly speak at professional conferences on labour law issues. We have also made and presented many courses teaching advocacy skills to union representatives. To find out more about presentations we can offer, please contact us.