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Senior Advisor Labour Relations




Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! Our Labour Relations team currently has a full-time opportunity for a Senior Advisor, Labour Relations based out of our office in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Job Description

Job Description


Responsible for negotiations of smaller Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) within their area of responsibility and supports the Director during larger sets of negotiations.

• Lead the negotiations team and act as principal negotiator during certain sets of negotiations under their responsibility.
• Determine negotiations approach to align with the Company’s strategic direction.
• Fully understand the competitive landscape and uses the data to prepare for and negotiate CBAs .
• Understand and develop bargaining mandate on all major terms for each set of negotiations prior to entering into negotiations with a union.
• Maintain negotiating notes and file as required.
• Update the Director of Labour Relations on progress and take direction as required.

Administration of CBAs, grievances and arbitrations: 

• Ensure proper administration and interpretation of CBAs.
• Follow processes on maintaining files on all original labour contracts and notes taken during negotiations, grievances and Arbitration hearings.
• Provide prompt, firm and accurate counsel to other Leaders who contact the LR department for guidance or assistance.
• Ensure that grievances are promptly and properly processed to avoid or minimize liability to the Company.
• Prepare for and represent the Company at Arbitration hearings.
• Work on the resolution of grievances, consulting with HR and Operations as needed.

Incident Management

• Review all incident reports and provides recommendations on discipline to operators ensuring that discipline is correctly and consistently administered.
Strikes and lock-outs
• Work with the Director of Labour Relations, HR, Operations to execute strike and lock-out plans as required.
 Labour Database
• Maintain wage and other comparisons for all direct competitors for each collective agreement.
• Maintain detailed clause by clause comparison of collective agreements.

Job Requirements



Job Requirements

•    Undergraduate degree in business, HR or Labour Relations
•    Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience preferred
•    Experience acting as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining is considered an asset 
•    Experience resolving labour grievances and representing the organization during arbitration hearing
•    Excellent knowledge of applicable legislation