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Concurrent Certificate in Work and Labour Relations

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Learning Objectives
By completing this certificate, students will be able to:
• Develop an understanding of the institutions, actors, legal regulations and politicaleconomic conditions that shape workplace labour relations;
• Become familiar with the different disciplinary perspectives on labour relations;
• Analyse labour relations as a dynamic system involving workers, employers, and the state, in which there is continual struggle, conflict, negotiation, resolution and renewal;
• Apply theoretical knowledge about work and labour relations in concrete, problem-based and experiential learning situations, including union decision-making, conflict resolution and collective bargaining; and
• Understand and demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for further study, employment, and involvement in labour relations related fields 

The Certificate will be administered through the School of Labour Studies Undergraduate Program Office. 


Any student in an undergraduate program at McMaster may declare the WLR Certificate at the time of graduation providing they satisfy the requirements below. Non-McMaster credit may not be utilized in fulfilment of certificate requirements. Students will take units from both the School of Labour Studies and the Degroote School of Business, providing an opportunity for cross-faculty and cross-program collaboration, and interdisciplinary learning amongst students.


18 units total

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