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Seniority

Seniority is one of the key methods used to give measure of job and wage protection to union members with long service.

(Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

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The principle behind seniority clauses is that the order of promotions, layoffs and recalls, as well as other issues such as choice of vacation dates and eligibility for training opportunities, be based on employee’s length of service. Historically, most unions have viewed seniority as a relatively equitable and unambiguous criterion designed to restrict arbitrary and discriminatory management practices.

References

Collective Agreements and Older Workers in Canada, Chapter 4 – Economic Security, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/lp/spila/wlb/caowc/09chapter_4.shtml, Visited on July 20, 2009.
     
Seniority

Seniority is one of the key methods used to give measure of job and wage protection to union members with long service.

(Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

---------------------------------

The principle behind seniority clauses is that the order of promotions, layoffs and recalls, as well as other issues such as choice of vacation dates and eligibility for training opportunities, be based on employee’s length of service. Historically, most unions have viewed seniority as a relatively equitable and unambiguous criterion designed to restrict arbitrary and discriminatory management practices.

References

Collective Agreements and Older Workers in Canada, Chapter 4 – Economic Security, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/lp/spila/wlb/caowc/09chapter_4.shtml, Visited on July 20, 2009.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on December 6, 2010


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