Fire Department Human Resource Management II is focused on power, and how power is exercised legitimately on individuals by the administration of collective agreements, and on groups by the creation and subsequent modification of collective agreements. The exercise of power is regulated primarily by provincial labour laws and by the provincial departments of labour. Less obviously, power is regulated by laws related to municipal elections and, even more subtly, by criminal laws related to labour and human resources.
Weeks 2 - 3:
- Understand the complexity of 'sitting down at the bargaining table'
Weeks 4 - 5:
- Group discussion – labour management / human resources scenario
Weeks 6 - 7:
- Outline the steps and identify the key actors in the collective bargaining process;
- Describe the nature of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF);
- Identify key bargaining strategies and techniques;
- Describe the negotiation process;
- Define conciliation, mediation, arbitration and final offer arbitration; and
- Distinguish between legal work stoppages and illegal work stoppages.
Weeks 8 - 9:
- Group discussion - labour management / human resources scenario
Weeks 10 - 11:
- Review the major clauses for consideration in most collective agreements;
- Examine issues of particular concern to fire departments often found in collective agreements;
- Identify the role of the company officer in the administration of the collective agreement, as well as the role of the union steward;
- Describe the grievance process;
- Describe the effect of industrial relations decisions on discipline; and
- Evaluate the effectiveness of labour management committees, safety committees and contract education.
- Course evaluation
What You Will Learn
Students will gain knowledge in the following areas:
- complexity of bargaining strategies and techniques
- human resources process
- collective bargaining and negotiation process
- mediation and arbitration
- labour management
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In order to use this elective course toward the Certificate in Fire Service Administration you must first complete the Certificate in Fire Service Leadership program.
Prerequisite: Completion of the "Certificate in Fire Service Leadership"
- Firefighters who are looking to advance in their careers
- Junior and senior officers who wish to expand their knowledge and credentials
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Elective
- Fire Officer IV Accreditation Track : Required (4)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Electives (3)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Human Resource Management : Electives (3)