The merits and demerits of replacement worker legislation continue to be a point of contention. This chapter provides empirical evidence of the impact of replacement worker bans on the outcomes of collective bargaining for the period of 1967–2009. Compared to the existing literature, this study has the advantage of using a merger of two previously separate administrative databases – the collective agreement and work stoppage databases from the Labour Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Under a temporary replacement worker ban, work stoppage incidence increases in the service sector, but decreases in the nonservice sector; work stoppages last longer but the wage settlements grow more slowly in both sectors. A permanent replacement worker ban increases the work stoppage incidence in the service sector and lowers the wage growth rate in the nonservice sector.
Tu, J. (2012), "The Impact of Replacement Worker Legislation on Work Stoppages and Wage Settlements", Lewin, D. and Gollan, P. (Ed.) Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (Advances in Industrial & Labor Relations, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 105-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-6186(2012)0000020007Download as .RIS
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