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Labour Relations Representative (Full-Time, Temporary, 1 year)

Labour Relations Representative Position Available

Full-Time, Temporary (1 year)

The BCIT Faculty and Staff Association in Burnaby is seeking a temporary Labour Relations Representative (LRR) for a term of approximately one year beginning April 3rd 2017 or possibly sooner as a backfill for a staff member on leave.

The BCIT FSA is a union of 1,400 faculty and technical employees working primarily at BCIT’s Burnaby and Downtown Vancouver campuses. The FSA is associated with the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Association of University Teachers. As part of a team of representatives, the LRR works with FSA members to identify and seek resolutions to workplace and collective agreement issues through advocacy, engagement, and educational processes.  As all FSA members are covered by one collective agreement and one employer, the members of the FSA’s representation team work closely together and share responsibilities. For this temporary position, we seek an experienced union advocate with strong communication and collaboration skills who is interested in participating in a team approach to representation.

Duties

  • Investigates workplace issues and develops strategies to address disputes and problems, in collaboration with colleagues
  • Co-ordinates with colleagues to provide consistent and effective labour relations representation and advice to members
  • Represents the union and members in consultation and recourse processes with management, including grievance processes
  • Advocates on behalf of the FSA and members up to referral to arbitration
  • Thoroughly documents issues and grievance files
  • Conducts research for issue and grievance files based on the union’s past practice and resolutions, as well as legal precedents and other reference points
  • Develops and delivers member education programs in accordance with the union’s member education plan
  • Prepares written materials for the newsletter and website as requested

Qualifications

  • Professional experience as a union advocate addressing workplace issues
  • Ability to listen, ask incisive questions, identify problems, and develop solutions
  • Outstanding advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and co-operatively as a team member in a demanding environment
  • Proven skills to reliably research, record, track, retrieve, and share information in a timely way
  • Strong analytical reasoning
  • Comfort working in a highly computerized and networked environment, including reliance on MS Office and Outlook, internet research, and creating database entries and retrieving database information

The salary for the position is between $69,594.97 and $82,972.29 with placement based on experience.  The FSA offers many lifestyle advantages including a comprehensive benefit package, a modified work week, participation in the Municipal Pension Plan, minimal overtime and travel, and the amenities of working on a post-secondary campus.  P

lease email your cover letter and resume by March 6, 2017 to: preniers@bcit.ca

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