PEINU is committed to advancing the social, economic and general welfare of Registered Nurses & Nurse Practitioners. PEINU represents more than 1200 members employed by the province; ensuring their rights under the collective agreement are protected, negotiating the best possible terms of employment, and advocating for the highest standards of nursing and health care for all Islanders. PEINU is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates interested in supporting this work and joining our team in the role of…
The Labour Relations Officer (LRO) will report to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively with the Staff, Board, and Local Executives. To protect and advance the rights of the membership under the terms of the collective agreement, the policies and practices of the employer, and applicable legislation, the LRO will be responsible to:
- consult with the Local Union and Work Site Representatives on matters related to the interpretation and administration of the collective agreement;
- participate in meetings with the employer upon request by the member or local representative;
- initiate internal grievance investigations on behalf of a member or union;
- provide advice with respect to local union-management relations and grievances;
- support and/or participate in provincial consultations with the Executive Director and/or President and Management Representatives; and
- implement/maintain the grievance management system and LR documentation (ie: union interpretations, grievance files, agreements, settlements, decisions, etc.);
- support Local Union/Worksite Representative engagement, education/training with respect to labour-management relations, collective agreement interpretations, and grievance management;
- identify and provide regular updates to the Executive Director with respect to local-management relations, grievance trends, and opportunities for improvement/advancement.
Candidates interested in submitting an application for this position should clearly identify the following qualifications as part of their application:
Education & Experience
- Completion of a University degree with a focus in Industrial Relations (HR/LR) or Labour Law; and
- At least two (2) years of experience working in labour relations; or
- An equivalent combination of education and/or work experience of at least six (5) years in a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
- Thorough understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of relevant legislation (PEI Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Human Rights Act, etc.);
- Excellent interpersonal and client relation skills, with the ability to build and maintain professional relationships with both Labour and Management personnel;
- Experience and confidence speaking to diverse audiences about HR/LR-related topics;
- Excellent attention to detail and an advanced level of verbal and written communication skills (English) for professional speaking and writing, including but not limited to: internal memorandums, interpretations, policies, presentations, & video- & tele-conferences, various types of negotiations, and advocacy.
- Experience representing the Employer or Union in grievance hearings and/or arbitration proceedings;
- Knowledge of the procedures/practices and range of strategies (strengths and limitations) used in formal Labour-Management negotiations and collective bargaining;
- Experience and/or education in HR Management, including but not limited to internal complaints & investigation, compensation & benefits, workplace culture, health & safety, policy development, training, research, governance and organizational structure/design, and change management;
- Additional training courses and/or certification relevant to HR/LR (such as Alternative Dispute and Conflict Resolution, Mediation, etc.); and
- French/English Bilingualism.
As a newly created position, this opportunity is being offered as a one (1) year contract at 60% FTE (22.5 hours per week) with the possibility of extension/renewal or offer of permanent employment subject to operational requirements and approval by the Board of Directors. The salary for the position shall be commensurate with experience, with a starting range of between $30-35/hour.
To fulfill the requirements of the position, the LRO must have (or be able to obtain, upon appointment to the position) and maintain:
- PEI Driver’s License and reliable access to a vehicle for business use (*mileage to be paid by PEINU for work-related travel); and
- Access to Cellular Service and/or Internet (for phone and email/internet connection) for working from home as needed (*cell phone and laptop for business use to be provided or paid for according to policy PEINU).
How to Apply
Applications may be addressed to the attention of Stephanie Gallant, Executive Director, and must be submitted by email To: Admin@PEINU.com please include the Subject: Application for LRO Position 2020
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. To provide an equal opportunity for employment, PEINU welcomes requests for accommodation in the recruitment/selection process. Requests should be forwarded by email to our Administrative Assistant or by calling our main office at (902) 892-7152.