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Advisor - Labour Relations and Wellness

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    Posted: 05/30/14
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Manager, Labour and Employee Relations, the incumbent advises and supports management staff on issues related to labour relations, particularly in the handling of grievances, the interpretation and application of the collective agreement, performance management, absenteeism management, return to work/accommodation and internal policies. The incumbent responds to employees' requests for information on labour relations and maintains daily contact with union representatives to promote a collaborative environment. The incumbent participates in the development and implementation of the company's health and wellness program.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide support and advice to managers on human resources management, specially labour relations
    • Research and investigate on grievances at the first step of the process
    • Provide support and help in the preparation of collective agreement negotiations, ensure follow-up of grievances and research grievances and issues related to arbitration and negotiation
    • Advise managers on issues related to performance management, disciplinary measures and absenteeism management
    • Actively participate in Return to Work meetings to ensure early and safe return to work
    • In cooperation with the Manager, Labour Relations, develop effective training tools and offer training sessions to management on labour relations
    • Participate in the development and implementation of the health and wellness program



    • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations or related field (specialization in an labour relations would be an asset)
    • A minimum of five years' relevant experience in labour relations and human resources in an unionized environment
    • Knowledge of employment legislation
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite software (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel)
    • Bilingualism (French/English), both spoken and written, is essential
    • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
    • Ability to exercise judgment and analyze various situations
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills, initiative and autonomy
    • Ability to create and maintain interpersonal relationships at various levels
    • Ability to work in a team environment, collaborate and adapt to change


    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
    Fax : (613) 998-0272
    e-mail :

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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