Join minds a free decentralized social media. Make free money

New Job Manager Labour Relations In Manitoba

Manager Labour Relations
Manager Labour Relations

Manager Labour Relations

Company : City of Winnipeg
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

The Manager of Labour Relations is a key position within the Human Resource Leadership Group (HRLG). This position manages the day to day activities of Labour Relations Officers assigned within the Division and shares the overall responsibility of managing the LR team under the direction of the Sr. Manager LR & Negotiation Services. This position ensures that city departments have access to quality labour relations services by supporting the department Labour Relations Officers, the department HR teams, and working directly with Union representatives to deal with escalating and or complex labour matters. This is one of two lead negotiators representing the City at collective bargaining tables. This position also represents the City at assigned arbitration hearings, recommends and creates binding settlements on behalf of the City, and provides expert level contract interpretation and labour advice for the eight (8) collective agreements in place at the City of Winnipeg.

As the Manager, Labour Relations, you will provide:

  • Labour Relations Leadership
  • Collective Bargaining Leadership
  • Staff Management

Your education and qualifications include:

  • Degree related to HR in Commerce, Labour Studies, Social Science, Industrial Relations and/or a combination of two post-secondary directly related certificates.
  • CPHR, Industrial or Labour Relations, or other related designation is an asset.
  • Five (5) years’ experience managing a Labour Relations team.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as Chief Negotiator in full cycle collective bargaining.
  • Experience mentoring and developing team members. Creating learning plans, managing performance and developing competency for succession planning activities.
  • Experience providing pragmatic defendable business advice on complex human resource/labour relations issues using best practice information including reports and case law interpretation.
  • Experience in mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution including the use of political acumen with senior/ executive leaders, preferably with elected officials.
  • Ability to partner with Technology teams to determine suitable business systems solutions to improve efficiency as needed to interact with other HR systems.
  • Ability to deliver outcomes on LR program management and sustainable bargaining with strong financial acumen, in a publicly funded organization is an asset.
  • Ability to partner with internal customers in departments, Legal Services, HR Services to work through city issues, department priorities, and program priorities.
  • Ability to work with external customers such as Union representatives, WCB, third party providers, Community groups, law enforcement, public service agencies, other levels of government, and the public.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, high volume, complex work environment with shifting priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to build and maintain strong, trusting relationships with staff, Unions, business partners and stakeholders.
  • Verbal communication skills with the ability to lead high conflict discussions, deliver difficult messages and move discussions forward in often contentious situations.
  • Written communication skill with the ability with the ability to create and facilitate formal and informal presentations to all levels of staff.
  • Knowledge of the professional groups connected to the LR community at the municipal, provincial and or national level.

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Winnipeg will be required from the applicant or successful candidate, at their expense
  • Prior to commencement of employment, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by providing a Government of Manitoba issued QR code and photo identification.
  • Must be able to travel throughout the City to attend off site meetings while on City business, as required.


  • Citizen & Customer Focus
  • Respecting Diversity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Results Oriented