Summary of duties
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is seeking a Labour Relations Manager for the South region. The Labour Relations Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Calgary offices as well as the regional offices south of Edmonton.
The Labour Relations Manager would report to the Director of Labour Relations and Organizing; while working closely with the Labour Relations Manager in the North region, as well as the Organizing Department. Their team would consist of an in-scope supervisor (Senior Membership Services Officer Advisor) and the rest of the Labour Relations South Team.
The Manager’s role is to ensure that the Labour Relations team works in line with AUPE’s Strategic Plan, and that they are working closely with AUPE’s management team to ensure member representation, solidarity and collective action remains the priority.
AUPE is Alberta’s largest union. We are a democratic and progressive member-led union. Compensation for this position is competitive to similar positions with similar unions.
Anyone interested should forward their application with a resume outlining their related skills, knowledge, experience, and other relevant attributes, preferably by e-mail, to Employee Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
- Extensive knowledge of applicable labour law, Labour Relations Board processes, labour arbitration and mediation are essential.
- Experience mentoring and developing labour activists, both as Shop Stewards and Union Representatives is also essential.
- Management experience working for a trade union is an asset.
- An understanding of workplace mobilization and direction action is an asset.
- Ensures that appropriate checks and balances are in place for Membership Services Officers (MSO) to support the importance of timelines associated with the grievance procedure.
- Manages, builds, and maintains relationships with various employers on a day-to day-basis.
- Collaborates with the Disputes and Arbitrations department, the Membership Services Officers (MSO), and the Administrative Professionals to ensure timely filing of Policy Grievances.
- Oversees assignment of duties to a large and diverse team of Membership Services Officers and hears and addresses workload concerns where necessary.
- Oversees complaint process should concerns be brought forward by members and/or MSO’s.
- Reviews grievance arbitration summaries and makes recommendations as to whether the grievance should proceed to arbitration.
- Manages approvals such as purchasing requests; annual vacation; staff leaves; time sheets; and expense claims.
- Oversees staff development through education and skill building in areas in alignment with the strategic direction of the organization.
- Works with the Organizing department and union leadership to execute mobilization and direct action campaigns to pursue the objectives of the union and its membership.