Manager, Employee/Labour Relations and Health, Safety, Wellness
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Human Resources/Administrative Services, the Manager, Employee/Labour Relations and Health/Safety/Wellness, strategically leads and manages the employee/labour relations and health, safety and wellness portfolios. By way of such responsibilities, the manager will coordinate an effective negotiations program with all bargaining units; as well as manage the day-to-day contract administration and grievance management of all collective agreements and terms/conditions of employment for non-union employee groups.
The Manager will work collaboratively with union and employee group representatives and managerial personnel to promote harmonious employee/labour relations with the Board and its’ employees through openly and transparently negotiating, administrating and interpreting the Board's collective agreements and working conditions agreements. This responsibility includes the need to conduct the appropriate research and data collection which support the timely address and/or redress of grievances and workplace disputes.
The manager is also responsible for conducting workplace investigations and addressing employee misconduct issues within the principles of progressive discipline, collective agreement obligations, and statutory requirements.
The incumbent is further responsible for managing, mentoring and guiding staff within the Employee/Labour Relations and the Health/Safety/Wellness portfolios.
The incumbent is also responsible to support the strategic planning process of the Human Resources Department and Board.