MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award

7-1-2005

Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration

Department

Political Science

Supervisor

Burr, Catherine

Geographical Areas

Canada

Abstract

This paper examines whether collective agreement language in Canada is working to protect unionized employees from harassment in local government based on an analysis of 250 collective agreements – 200 from local government organizations and 50 from private organizations – and their harassment policies. The findings reveal that as a whole, local government unions are working to protect employees from harassment as compared to private organizations, but public sector unions could also be offering their members much more protection than they currently do.


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