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Our client is looking for a Labour and Employee Relations Specialist to join their dynamic and fast paced team that deals with a broad scope of Labour and Employee Relations issues.  This position provides specialist advice and guidance to their internal and external clients on the administration, interpretation in regards to institutional policies and programs and collective agreements. If you feel you could excel in this position, please apply below. 

Job Responsibilities 
  • Lead investigation and resolution of grievances and the administration of the grievance/arbitration process 
  • handling and administration of collective agreements and all other corporate policies applicable to bargaining unit employees. With particular focus on outreach and education with our first line supervisors
  • Establish, maintain, and foster solid working relationships with union representatives to promote a co-operative and effective labour relations climate
  • Prepare and conduct training on assorted labour relations matters such as collective agreement interpretation and application, Alberta Labour Relations Code, attendance, discipline and effective conflict resolution
  • Research, prepare and present arbitration submissions as well as represent management in other conflict resolution forums
  • Work with line management in identifying and preparing to pursue strategic bargaining issues and to develop arguments to defend the company’s position on LR issues
  • Represent the company at grievance meetings, labour management conferences and technological/operational/organization change meetings with union representatives
  • Actively participates in collective bargaining process and administering collective agreements; Identify external business and market trends with respect to the bargaining unit(s)
  • The position formulates partnerships across the organization to deliver value-added service to leaders that drive the business objectives of the organization
  • Provides complex advice on Employee Relations issues such as lawyer letter responses, contract review and other advice

Candidate qualifications 
  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Industrial Relations, or related discipline 
  • Post graduate certificate in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Labour Relations
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience in human resources, labour relations
  • Experience in preparing and presenting arbitration cases
  • Excellent knowledge of employment related legislation – Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Human Rights Code; and jurisprudence
  • Driver’s License may be required for attendance of meetings off campus
  • CHRP designation preferred
  • Ability to undertake travels as well as work and occasional long and irregular hours
  • Travel may be required

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