Bass Associates Professional Corporation has both the professional background and the front line experience to provide accurate, cost-effective and timely services in a wide variety of areas. Our ability to provide such advice comes from our continuing focus on providing labour relations and collective bargaining support across Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. The depth of knowledge drawn on by Bass Associates is based on many years of practical experience in all facets of industrial relations, spanning the public and private sectors; unionized and union-free environments.

Our main services:

  • Assistance with all facets of collective agreement negotiations including strategic advice on bargaining; preparing and presenting arbitration briefs with all supporting evidence. Bass Associates professionals are typically retained as spokesperson at the bargaining table.
  • Advice and representation at grievance arbitrations.
  • Analysis of current and past data on wages, benefits and working conditions in the public, municipal, private and broader public sectors to enable clients to compare the terms and conditions of work in their business or undertaking with other selected employers.
  • Access to Bass Associates data base on wages and collective agreement analysis
  • Thorough evaluation of labour costs to enable clients to accurately assess the total cost of employee compensation, as well as the incremental costs of any proposed changes to wages, benefits or working conditions.
  • Synopses of emerging trends in collective agreement provisions, including statistical analysis by sector, by union, or other selected criteria.
  • Advice and representation on Pay Equity matters.
  • Labour relations advice relating to and representation before the Employment Standards Branch, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and its Appeals Tribunal, and the Pay Equity Commission.
  • Advice and representation in matters before the Labour Relations Board, including certifications, alleged unfair labour practices, etc.
  • Advice and representation of Human Rights, Harassment matters and Tribunals.
  • Advice on the treatment of non-unionized employees, focusing on wages, benefits, working conditions, employer policies and relevant legislation.
  • Training for management and supervisory staff in the application of collective agreements.
  • Acting as nominees on grievance and interest arbitration boards.
  • Unique surveys of employment practices as required by individual clients.