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Job Posting - Labour Relations Staff Officer (Temporary)


The Society of United Professionals is seeking an experienced labour relations professional to work as Labour Relations Staff Officer (LRSO), to start as soon as possible. This is a temporary leave replacement position expected to continue until approximately August 2025

Reporting to the Staff Director, this job is responsible for advising and guiding Local representatives and members on all labour relations matters, developing and carrying out work programs/initiatives to advance the interests of the Society and its members, and for building a stronger union through improved membership engagement. This position requires the ability to independently prepare and argue cases at labour arbitration on behalf of the Society.

  • Providing effective expert labour relations advice and support, including litigating cases at arbitration, to local representatives and members;
  • In co-operation with Local elected officers, developing and maintaining relationships with employers;
  • Organizing support for Society campaigns, both internal and external, and for providing assistance and support to the Society and International Union organizing staff;

Bachelor’s of Laws, Juris Doctor, or Masters degree in Labour Relations, or equivalent combination of education and experience;

Five years directly related experience, including a range of experience in collective bargaining, grievance handling, preparing and arguing labour arbitrations, organizing, union administration and other labour relations matters;

A demonstrated ability to interpret technical legal documents, such as labour legislation and collective agreements;

Demonstrated ability to write clearly to produce a variety of documents, including correspondence, briefs and proposals;

Strong computer skills to research and co-ordinate input from multiple sources to assist in negotiation, briefs and presentations for various purposes;

Well-developed interpersonal communication skills, including ability to listen sensitively, persuade and motivate, explain, reassure, demonstrate leadership, and respond to challenges;

Ability to organize and prioritize conflicting tasks and assignments independently and respect established timelines; and

Ability to maintain confidentiality in dealing with sensitive member, company and Society information.


This temporary position is covered by the terms of the collective agreement. This job is based on a 35-hour week, Monday to Friday, with frequent requirement for evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Salary range: $2846 to $3348/week.

The closing date for this posting is May 20, 2024.

For more information or to submit an application, please contact [email protected].