Labour Relations Officer – Val-d’Or or Chisasibi

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  • Post Date: August 30, 2019
Job Description

Core Functions

The Labour Relations Officer participates in the Eeyou Enou Police Force (EEPF) union-management relations and provides administrative support on labour relations matters. The incumbent contributes in maintaining a harmonious working environment between the employees, the managers and the Union representatives.


Labour Relations Responsibilities

  • Assist in addressing labour relations issues through facilitation, collaboration and effective problem-solving methods and bring forward actionable issues as appropriate
  • Consult with managers, employees, and HR colleagues, providing guidance and interpretation on human resources policies and procedures, collective agreement and employment law in a manner that is progressive, compliant and contributes to equitable practices throughout the organization
  • Coordinate grievance processes including research and documentation necessary to the employer’s position in grievance responses, mediation and arbitration. Ensure outcomes are implemented in an accurate and timely manner
  • Participate in the development and implementation of labour-related policies.
  • Support the grievance handling process including investigations, ensuring compliance with the collective agreement timelines
  • Provide administrative support during the collective bargaining negotiations
  • Provide research and contractual services to the department in the development of strategies for bargaining and grievance response


Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

  • Maintain effective relationships with union agents through clear communication, correspondence and use a solution-focused approach to problem solving
  • Work with the union and management to resolve grievances at an early stage
  • Assist in the coordination of joint committee meetings and other union-related activities while providing administrative support (meeting planning, note taking, and briefings)
  • Train Senior Officers or supervisors on topics related to labour relations, such as working conditions and other internal practices


Reporting Responsibilities

  • Provide monthly grievance and arbitration status reports to the Coordinator of Labour Relations
  • Summarize data, and generate reports, letters and other documents for a variety of audiences including the Senior Officers, the Union, Human Resources and Finance departments, and other departments as required
  • Assist in the implementation of changes to streamline the labour relations processes and services to employees
  • Collect, analyze, evaluate relevant facts and provide guidance and advice to Senior Officers and Officers on issues respecting human resources and employee relations management, collective agreements, grievances and arbitration matters Administrative Responsibilities
  • Create and maintain a document management system (hard copy and electronic) for information management of files and records relating to grievances, collective agreement, contract interpretations, contract negotiations, arbitrations and memoranda of agreement
  • Maintain records including databases of all employment terminations, employment-related legal opinions, and all arbitration records for easy reference
  • Organize and maintain HR/Union-related calendar
  • Responsible for monitoring the labour relations activities’ budget, while ensuring that deadlines are met
  • As requested, design and conduct surveys. Review case law and emerging labour relations trends to help shape our labour relations strategies


Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility
  • Perform other duties as required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Administration Management or related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a unionized environment Experience
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience



  • Fluency in English
  • Intermediate French (speaking and reading)
  • Fluency in Cree is an asset


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Familiarity with provincial labour regulations and administration of collective agreements
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and to work in a multi-disciplinary team based working environment
  • Proven success in maintaining strong communications, including the ability to facilitate effectively
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and objectivity
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality required
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives and make logical, reasoned decisions
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to organize and prioritize workloads
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment


Additional Requirements

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands
  • Willingness to travel occasionally


The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Application Period
From August 28, 2019 to September 11, 2019 Application

Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: HR-190801-2

Valerie Mianscum
Recruitment Officer
Tel.: 819-673-2600