Specialist, Labour Relations

London, Ontario
$69,921 to $99,036
February 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred


Reporting to the Manager, Labour Relations, the Specialist, Labour Relations provides support to  labour relations functions within the department, including collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration processes; provides expert advice regarding collective agreement interpretation and labour relations; acts as Management chair and advisor for bargaining unit job evaluation committees; coordinates and conducts employment related investigations as needed; and performs other human resources and labour relations duties as assigned.


  • University degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resources Administration or related areas, or educational equivalency.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressive labour relations experience including grievance and arbitration processes, collective bargaining, administering job evaluation processes and conducting employment related investigations.
  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Leader (CHRP/CHRL) is preferred.
  • Completion of specialized training in mediation and investigations is an asset.

Specialized Training:

  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant employment legislation, and demonstrated ability to address and apply legislation in policy and practice. 
  • Experience working in a multi-union environment and demonstrated extensive knowledge of union procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise significant discretion and sensitivity, and to use consultative and relationship building skills with diverse client groups.
  • Excellent communication, interviewing, investigation and negotiation skills, with the ability to communicate and explain complex situations and effectively influence outcomes.  Superior writing skills. Excellent research skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and analyse data, present data in a meaningful manner; and submit clear, concise and timely reports.
  • Highly developed organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, human relations, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Compensation:  $69,921 to $99,036

How to Apply:

For a complete job description and to apply on-line, please visit the City of London website at http://bit.ly/2sWW1My

Please note following the interview stage, official transcripts as well as a criminal record check will be required prior to moving to the next stage in the selection process.

Closing Date for Applications:  Monday, March 26, 2018.

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The City of London is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.