STAFF REPRESENTATIVE II - Winnipeg
Application deadline: April 3, 2020
The Staff Representative II is a complex and responsible position where the incumbent administers, enforces and negotiates collective agreements on behalf of the membership of the MGEU. The Staff Representative II mentors members and activists; and acts as a resource to assigned union Locals, Components, and a variety of union committees; and facilitates union educationals.
•Ensure that member contract demands are properly researched, reviewed, and considered by the bargaining committee, and written into proper contract language.
•Is responsible for the bargaining process, and acts as a lead and works collaboratively with the bargaining committee throughout.
•Provide support and advocacy on behalf of MGEU members for prompt resolution of all complaints and issues.
•Conduct investigations and where necessary prepare and file grievances. This may also include assisting in appeals and arbitrations.
•Mentor members to increase their labour relations knowledge and experience, and encourage union activism.
•Assist in arrangements for meetings within assigned areas, and attend such meetings for purposes of communicating union business/policies, acting as a resource to members, and providing advice and leadership, where required.
•Facilitate union educationals, as required.
•Proactively identify issues of broader concern and work with leadership to follow up and ensure prompt resolution.
•Represent the MGEU at external events and meetings; support and participate in MGEU campaigns and activities.
•Perform other related duties, as assigned.
•Minimum five (5) years of experience as a Staff Representative, or the equivalent combination of experience and education as a union activist or labour relations expert, which must include experience advocating on behalf of members regarding complaints and grievances.
•Must have extensive experience as a lead negotiator in collective bargaining.
•Able to read and interpret collective agreements; prepare and articulate collective agreement language.
•Able to research and interpret related legislation and regulations.
•Experience investigating and researching labour related issues.
•Able to deal with a variety of personnel and stakeholders, and portray an effective image in numerous situations.
•Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; able to speak effectively in public.
•Strong organizational, planning and prioritizing skills.
•Able to promote Labour and MGEU values and navigate through the MGEU organizational structure and unionized workplaces.
•Good computer skills and able to work with MS Office and databases
•Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
•Able to travel including overnight hotel stays.
•Post-Secondary education in a related field is an asset.Apply Now