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Labour Relations Officer- Term Relief
Application Deadline: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:30
Start Date: To be determined
Length of Term: 18 Months
Accountability: Director of Labour Relations
Salary/Benefits: As per MNU – UFCW Collective Agreement
Statement of Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge, interest and successful experience or training/education in principles and practices of unionism, labour relations, adult education, WCB and Workplace Safety and Health Legislation.  An ability to work with members and various other persons and groups in the interests of the Union and to achieve its objectives. 

Must be able to work well in teams, understand and respect confidentiality and meet deadlines.  Must be capable of effectively and efficiently managing multiple priorities, tight timelines, stressful situations and communicating complex information in a plain language format.

A positive attitude, receptivity to direction, respectful approach towards management and co-workers, maturity and a high level of self-motivation are essential.  Commitment, confidentiality, organizational loyalty and professionalism are essential.

Previous or current experience in the nursing profession, or representing nurses in a labour relations related capacity would be considered an asset.  

Act in the best interests of the MNU, by maintaining high standards of confidentiality and modeling the practice of professional conduct. Provide direct service to MNU members by:

  • Processing and managing grievances, collecting and maintaining centralized records related to workload employment and staffing problems and related issues including:
  • Preparing and providing information and assistance for arbitration and Labour Board hearings.
  • Collecting, maintaining and preparing reports on relevant data and ensuring records are centralized for ease of access by other staff as required.
  • Participating in member education and presenting selected educational workshops; providing contract interpretation to individual members and local leaders and attend conferences, committee, and community events as a resource person or MNU representative as assigned.
  • Support and/or organize and develop new Locals/worksites by:
  • Participating in collective bargaining for selective agreements in planning, provision of essential services, preparation of proposals, handling of collective agreements (editing, printing, etc.) and acting as negotiator for same. 
  • Undertake assigned project and committee activities.
  • Serve as liaison between members, other MNU staff and consultants.
  • Prepare materials for Independent Assessments and/or Nursing Advisory Committees and provide assistance to members and locals related to Occupational Health/Safety and Accommodation of injured nurses.
  • Complete special projects and performs other related duties as may be assigned.
Forward Resumés To:

Mike Sutherland, Director of Labour Relations
Manitoba Nurses Union
301 - 275 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 4M6

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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