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Labour Studies Student Association (LSSA)

The LSSA is your student organization that is here to benefit you and the community.

Rights & Responsibilities under Work Stoppages

The University recognizes that a work stoppage involving University employees thatsubstantially disrupts academic activities may have a significant impact on the ability of studentsto carry out their studies.

Academic Accommodation of Students With Disabilities

McMaster University is committed to ensuring that each student is afforded an academicenvironment that is dedicated to the advancement of learning and is based on theprinciples of equitable access and individual dignity.

Academic Integrity

McMaster's academic integrity policy

Dates & Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for course enrolment and other sessional dates.

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience will give you the opportunity to gain tangible skills in your program of study, challenge your personal limits, foster your global perspective, and give you an edge in your career field – all without missing a beat during your time at McMaster. In other words, a study abroad experience is the perfect complement to your McMaster degree!

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Committed to student services and success, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships helps in providing students access to a post secondary education. We deliver financial aid and scholarship programs with a professional and empathic approach thus developing our students, our university and our community.

The Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre is the place on campus to address your wellness needs. By providing a wide range of Counselling Options, Medical Services and Wellness Education resources, we hope that we can enhance your academic success and your McMaster experience.

Academic & Writing Skills

From writing support and tutoring services to workshops and educational planning, we act as your central hub for academic support. We offer opportunities for you to meet individually with trained students and staff, to participate in workshops and gain access to tools for self-guided learning. For more information, please contact us at

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Convocation Information

Details and dates for all graduating students.

Graduate Resources

Paying Your Fees

Student Accounts & Cashiers

Course Calendars

This is McMaster University’s official repository for degree, program, and course requirements.


Your access point for McMaster University's administrative information systems.

Convocation Information

Details and dates for all graduating students.

MA in Labour Studies - Brochure

Learn more about the Masters of Labour Studies program.

Labour Studies

Industrial Relations

Queen's University

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

University of Toronto

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

McGill University

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Laval University

Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec

Cornell University

Cornell University, ILR School

Research Centres

Industrial Relations Research Centre

University New South Wales

RMIT Centre for Applied Social Research

RMIT University, Australia

Centre for Workplace Excellence

University of South Australia

Employment Relations Research Unit

University of Limerick (Ireland)

Centre for Comparative Labour Studies

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Morgan Centre for Labour Research

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC

Labour Organizations

Canadian Labour Congress

The national voice of the labour movement, representing 3.3 million Canadian workers.


LABORNET WAS FOUNDED in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement. LaborNet's directors believe that the new communication technology must be put to use to revitalize and rebuild the labor movement.


LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information -- and by assisting unions in campaigning and other ways.

Ontario Federation of Labour

Just as workers unite in a union to protect their rights, so also do unions unite in central labour bodies to fight for better working and living conditions. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is the province’s “house of labour” and serves as an umbrella group for working people and their unions.

Our Times Magazine

Our Times is an independent, pro-union Canadian labour magazine read by over 8,000 trade unionists, community activists and union supporters across the country. Dedicated to promoting workers' rights and social justice, Our Times publishes stories by and about frontline workers in Canada.

Sky Dragon

The Sky Dragon Cooperative is a non-profit community development organization in Hamilton, Ontario. The Co-op was founded to incubate community projects that are sustainable socially, ecologically, and economically. The Co-op was founded in 2002, incorporated in 2004, and began construction of a multi-use community centre in downtown Hamilton in 2005.

Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people.

Maquila Solidarity Network

The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and women’s rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in global supply chains to win improved wages and working conditions and greater respect for their rights.

Mexico Solidarity Network

The Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) is an alternative educational program focused on the study of social movements in Mexico, socialism in Cuba, and community organizing in Chicago. AUSM combines rigorous theoretical study, participatory action research, and experiential learning with powerful social actors struggling for justice, autonomy, and democracy.

Labour History and Archives

Ready Division of Archives & Research Collections

Ready Division of Archives & Research Collections, Mills Library, McMaster University

Labour Images

This photo collection provides a visual history of the rise of trade unionism in Hamilton and the changing conditions of work in the city, from the early 1900s to the 1950s.

Hamilton's Industrial Trails

Known as the Birmingham of Canada, Hamilton has been a center of industrial production in Canada for more than 100 years. Through this link, you are connected to various walking tours that take you through the historical, industrial highlights of Hamilton's heritage.


Collected here are selected articles from The Labour Gazette, dating from its inception in 1900 to the end of the 1940s. Articles cover a range of subjects from industrial disease to major labour disputes, organized by subject and date and also available through a completely searchable database.

Government Sites

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

The CanOSH website makes it easy for anyone to locate Canadian workplace health and safety information, by bringing together federal, provincial and territorial resources all in one place. Conveniently access information from government agencies responsible for workplace health and safety, workers’ compensation boards, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) was established in 1989 by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL).

Ontario Labour Relations Board

The Ontario Labour Relations Board is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal mandated to mediate and adjudicate a variety of employment and labour relations-related matters under a number of Ontario statutes.

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Established in 1919 to develop and enforce labour legislation, the Ministry of Labour's mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces.

International Labour Organization

The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.