CLAC Provincial Representative Full Time in Saskatoon, SK


Branch Saskatoon SK CA

Provincial Representative
Saskatoon, SK

Administration functions such as effective management of paperwork, reports, minutes, effective correspondence and documentation of interaction with members,…

Provincial Representatives act as advocates for employees in CLAC unionized workplaces, and are responsible for grievance handling, collective bargaining, equipping stewards and general support for our members.

Key Responsibilities:

Core functions of Provincial Representative include; advocacy for CLAC members, labour relations representation and organizing. Bargaining unit files are also the responsibility of Provincial Representatives. Bargaining key duties and abilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Worker advocacy in multiple sector workplaces where CLAC holds bargaining rights. This consists of enforcing employment rights and bargaining collectively.
  • Represent membership concerns at labour-management meetings by addressing potential and real workplace complaints. Working to resolve issues, with a view to reduce conflict, as well as promote a partnership model of responsibility for and participation in the enterprise.
  • Advocating for members with complaints via the collective dispute resolution processes and via government agencies.
  • Responsibility for all facets of collective agreement negotiations and arrangements for them. This includes interfacing with the workforce at union membership meetings to collect contract proposals, formulating a proposal, appointing a bargaining committee, conducting negotiations, bringing a contract for ratification and preparing all attendant paperwork and documents including those required for Labour Relations Board (LRB) purposes.
  • Training key members in labour relations practices and in union policies.
  • Effectively work with the legal framework that governs labour relations and collective bargaining; interpret and apply collective agreements as legal documents; understand and apply labour and employment law. An intimate familiarity with labour relations legislation and a general knowledge of arbitral jurisprudence in the representative’s jurisdiction is required.
  • Supervise Labour Relations Board applications, responses and interventions to the labour relations board.
  • Administration functions such as effective management of paperwork, reports, minutes, effective correspondence and documentation of interaction with members, employers, authorities and others. Administrative responsibility for Trade Local Boards and union and office committees may also be assigned. Clear and timely written communication is required.
  • Organizing new groups of workers by introducing CLAC (or an affiliated local) to prospective members, signing them up as members and obtaining employer and LRB recognition.
  • Public speaking to groups of CLAC’s membership (e.g. bargaining unit, Local and stewards meetings) as well as to groups of workers that CLAC is organizing and to industry and solidarity audiences to whom CLAC has an interest in addressing.
  • Attend all regional, provincial and national staff meetings, as required. Lead and attend committee meetings as required.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous experience as an industrial construction Representative preferred.
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-starting and self-motivated.
  • Experience in unionized settings, including grievance handling and contract negotiations would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal labour codes, and labour and human rights legislation is required
  • Working towards CHRP/CHRL/CPHR designation is considered an asset
  • The position also involves some travel primarily within SK

Reporting and Accountability:

The Provincial Representative shall report and be accountable to the Regional Director.

CLAC offers a competitive wage and excellent benefit package, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic, rewarding, and challenging workplace community.

More information on CLAC can be found at www.clac.ca.

Send cover letter and resume to Phil Polsom, Regional & Training Director at [email protected].

Please indicate in your application where you came across the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

Approximate Start Date: February, 2018 TBD

CLAC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-09
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