Senior Advisor Labour Relations

Website Sobeys

Job Description:

Responsible for negotiations of smaller Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) within their area of responsibility and supports the Director during larger sets of negotiations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Determine negotiations approach to align with the Company’s strategic direction.
  • Lead the negotiations team and act as principal negotiator during certain sets of negotiations under their responsibility.
  • Understand and develop bargaining mandate on all major terms for each set of negotiations prior to entering into
  • negotiations with a union.
  • Prepare for and represent the Company at Arbitration hearings.
  • Fully understand the competitive landscape and uses the data to prepare for and negotiate CBAs .
  • Update the Director of Labour Relations on progress and take direction as required.
  • Strikes and lock-outs
  • Ensure proper administration and interpretation of CBAs.
  • Provide prompt, firm and accurate counsel to other Leaders who contact the LR department for guidance or assistance.
  • Maintain wage and other comparisons for all direct competitors for each collective agreement.
  • Follow processes on maintaining files on all original labour contracts and notes taken during negotiations, grievances and
  • Arbitration hearings.
  • Review all incident reports and provides recommendations on discipline to operators ensuring that discipline is correctly and consistently administered.
  • Administration Of CBAs, Grievances And Arbitrations
  • Maintain detailed clause by clause comparison of collective agreements.
  • Ensure that grievances are promptly and properly processed to avoid or minimize liability to the Company.
  • Maintain negotiating notes and file as required.
  • Work with the Director of Labour Relations, HR, Operations to execute strike and lock-out plans as required.
  • Work on the resolution of grievances, consulting with HR and Operations as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience acting as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining is considered an asset
  • Experience resolving labour grievances and representing the organization during arbitration hearing
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Undergraduate degree in business, HR or Labour Relations

Job Details:

Company: Sobeys

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Here

To apply for this job email your details to