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Our client in Vancouver, is seeking a Senior Labour Relations Advisor to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the negotiation of collective agreements, as well as the administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements, grievances, and arbitration. If you feel you would excel in this position, please apply below. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Lead the negotiations team and act as principal negotiator during negotiations 
  • Determine negotiations approach to align with the strategic direction of the company
  • Fully understand the competitive landscape and use the data to prepare for and negotiate Collection Bargainig Agreements (CBAs)
  • Understand and develop bargaining mandate on major terms for each set of negotiations prior to entering negotiations 
  • Maintain negotiating notes and file as required
  • Ensure proper administration and interpretation of CBAs
  • Follow processes on maintaining files on all labour contracts and notes taken during negotiations, grievances, and arbitration hearings
  • Ensure that grievances are promptly and properly processed 
  • Prepare for and represent the Company at Arbitration hearings
  • Work on the resolution of grievances, consulting with HR and Operations as needed
  • Review all incident reports and provide recommendations on 
  • Work with the Director of Labour Relations, HR, Operations to execute strike and lock-out plans as required
  • Maintain wage and other comparisons for all direct competitors for each collective agreement
  • Maintain detailed clause by clause comparison of collective agreements

Candidate Qualifications 
  • Undergraduate degree in Business, HR or Labour Relations
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Experience resolving labour grievances and representing an organization during arbitration hearings
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with leading negotiations teams is considered an asset 
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • Travel throughout Western Canada as needed


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