Labour Relations Coordinator

St. Catharines, Ontario
Competitive compensation
May 10, 2019
May 29, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Position Summary

*Maternity Leave Coverage - 18 month contract position *

Under the direction of the Director of Labour Relations, the Labour Relations Coordinator provides labour relations support and administration to BCA member contractors and a variety of other stakeholders including Union representatives and BCA Staff.  Key responsibilities include collective bargaining preparation, research and negotiation support, review of industry collective agreements, collective agreement interpretation and tracking of relevant legislation and industry best practices.


Key Responsibilities

Collective Bargaining Preparation, Support and Administration

  • Provide advice and guidance to member contractors and answer general inquiries on the interpretation and administration of the Collective Agreements, federal & provincial legislation, trust funds, and BCA work programs
  • Assist with research, special projects and preparation of information, including review of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, case law and legislation for collective bargaining
  • Assist in the preparatory work and negotiation of the collective agreements
  • Coordinate with IBB and BCA bargaining team to schedule meetings and negotiations
  • Provide administrative support to bargaining (e.g. proposal development, minutes taking, report writing)
  • Research and keep up-to-date with forecasting data and information, best practices in the industry and relevant legislation and labour board cases
  • Assist in the drafting and editing of the Collective Agreements
  • Coordinate the printing of the Collective Agreements


  • Update BCA Staff on emerging issues, changing conditions and resolutions
  • Calculate monetary increases or adjustments, incorporate into applicable Wage and Benefit Schedules and distribute to member Contractors.
  • Prepare and distribute notices to Contractors and other key stakeholders to provide them with the necessary information required to keep them up-to-date on recent industry changes and amendments
  • Post notices to the BCA website
  • Maintain BCA Membership lists
  • Prepare minutes at meetings of the Board of Directors


  • Post-secondary education with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations or Human Resources Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in an engineering and construction / maintenance working environment in a labour relations capacity is considered an asset
  • Experience working with Canadian Building Trades Unions in a heavy industrial construction / maintenance environment with a high degree of construction / maintenance knowledge is considered an asset

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge and experience in the collective bargaining process including mediation, dispute resolution mechanisms and union/management relationship building
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize work flow, set priorities and multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative and be proactive as part of a team
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive and personal information

How to Apply:

Applications are to be submitted to Sara Scott no later than May 29, 2019.  Only those individuals selected for interview will be contacted.  Interviews will be scheduled for June 5-7, 2019. 

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