Bass Associates has grown significantly in its size and scope of practice since its inception in 1982 (as Bass Research), but retained its focus on collective bargaining, interest arbitration and the research support required for these important processes. After many years of research we have developed a database on collective agreement provisions as well as compensation levels across the public and healthcare sectors.
The Bass Associates database is without parallel in Ontario labour relations. It tracks wages, benefits and premiums for many unions including all unionized employers in Long Term Care (Homes for the Aged, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes and contract services), Community Care (CCAC, Home Care Providers) and Acute Care (Hospitals). The database is accessed by Bass Associates propriety software which allows for reports in virtually any combination and format.
These reports and data give Bass Associates professionals the tools to provide unique insight for our many clients in these sectors. The extensive information and related analytics are the foundation for the unparalleled expertise of our professionals in preparing and presenting interest arbitration briefs.
This focus on data and research enables Bass Associates to review and analyze the settlement trends, management initiatives, union initiatives and arbitral precedents in collective bargaining which can impact collective bargaining outcomes and interest arbitration decisions.