Labor Relations Manager

New Permanent Opportunity for an important National Company

Excellent benefits, pension plan, shared program and more

Excellent exposure to labor relations and a dream company to work for!

Our client is currently looking for a Bilingual Relations Manager to join his team. Working for our client means that each day will bring new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you will be part of making sure their business is running optimally and safely helping keep the economy on track. Our client provides the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and recognizes hard workers who strive to make a difference.

Job Summary:

The Labor Relations Manager is responsible for collaborating with leaders to identify and prepare arguments to defend the company’s position on Labor Relations (LR) issues. The role establishes, maintains, and fosters a solid working relationship with union representatives, colleagues, and clients to promote a cooperative and effective LR climate.

Main Responsibilities:

·Act as a partner to leaders by providing knowledge of how to properly handle LR issues, and provide advice on resolution

·Interpret clauses in the collective agreement and apply them tactfully to ensure effective and informed decision-making

·Collaborate with the business to identify and prepare arguments to defend the company’s position on LR issues

·Offer an assistance to line management in grievance handling and administration of collective agreements and all other corporate policies applicable to unionized employees with a particular focus on outreach and education with first line supervisors

·Hold meetings with union representatives to resolve grievances before proceeding to arbitration

·Prepare and present grievances at arbitration

·Prepare and conduct training on assorted LR matters such as collective agreement interpretation and application, Canada Labor Code, attendance, discipline and effective conflict resolution

·Manage people to drive and influence change efforts and create opportunities to involve others in the management of change

·Develop synergies between teams in order to improve performance and embrace team over self-mindset

·Develop and align organization on an inspiring functional vision, deliver messages with impact and engage people so they provide their best work, while ensuring understanding of complex information by different audiences

·Provide resources that are aligned with employee’s career interests through projects and development opportunities


·Minimum 5 years of labor relations experience

·Experience interpreting and applying collective agreements and relevant federal employment legislation

·Experience in the federal sector and Engineering sector

·Experience managing a grievance process, including preparation of material for arbitration

·Experience preparing and presenting LR positions and arguments during union and management meetings, at arbitration, and at the bargaining table

·Experience assessing and analyzing operational issues and making impactful recommendations

·Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset


Bachelor’s Degree Labor Relations or equivalent

Master’s Degree in Labor Relations*

*Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset


·Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity

·Deals with pressure and change by staying calm to quickly adapt to changes

·Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience

·Applies analytical thinking to make recommendations that pursue sustainable performance

·Initiates and drives organizational changes to enable business transformation

·Technical Skills/Knowledge

·Knowledge of LR principles


Contract Info / Information sur le contrat
  • Job ID / No. du Poste: 22854
  • Open Positions / Postes Ouverts: 1
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