Union-management consultation is a forum to raise issues, share information, advice and concerns about programs, policies and procedures, with a view to resolving problems and concerns.


Consultation is a constructive exercise to promote understanding and problem solving between the Institute and the employer, at a level appropriate to resolve the issues in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. This means providing information and seeking opinions and advice from those affected. Consultation is essential in building relationships; it is an ongoing process not limited to formal meetings between the parties.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Selection of Consultation Team President
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Canada Border Services Agency - Selection of Consultation Team President
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DND Consultation Fall 2016 Newsletter (PDF)
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PIPSC @ IRCC - 5th Edition - Spring 2017
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Open letter to Civilian Members at the RCMP: We are Better Together – April 12, 2017
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NCR DND Stewards meeting - Saturday May 27th, 2017
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Appointment of SSC National Consultation Team Communications Officer
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Notice to all PIPSC Stewards at AAFC
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Notice to all PIPSC Stewards at National Research Council Canada
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Notice to all PIPSC Stewards at Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
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Pocket Guide on Consultation

Pocket Guide on Consultation Union-management consultation (UMC), sometimes also called labour-management consultation (LMC), is a forum where issues can be discussed in an effort to develop and maintain sound and harmonious union/management relations.

Policy on Union-Management Relations

The Institute recognizes that effective union-management relations are a cornerstone of good human resources management practices and that collaborative efforts between the parties, through regular communication and sustained dialogue, play a pivotal role in improving the working conditions of Institute members.