DIVISION: Human Resources ORGANIZATION: Company
LOCATION: City ABC DATE: Month
Labor Relations Consultant is responsible for coordinating and implementing of
labor relations programs for Company ABC. Consultants develop policies and
procedures and provide contract interpretation and advice, technical advice
conflict resolution expertise, and collect grievance data.
JOB MAGNITUDE (Annualized):
Total Company ABC Staff: 1,000
Total Budget $60M
Labor Relations Consultants are four (4) of five (6) positions reporting to the
Director of Human Resources. The other positions are the Secretaries (2).
NATURE OF WORK AND JOB SCALE:
contracts with local unions:
maintains and records precedent-setting contractual issues.
with department supervisors on key negotiating issues.
mandate requests with respect to contract negotiations.
at all levels of negotiation, either as a team member or as the lead.
bargaining issues and drafts contract language.
cost proposals, drafts counter proposals and develops collective agreement
language as appropriate.
contracts within the prescribed mandate parameters.
and recommends Senior Management decisions in order to ratify agreements.
Advises all levels of management on
collective agreement and policy interpretation and dispute settlement:
inquiries on collective agreements or policy.
and presents timely and relevant educational material relative to labor
relations. Educational programs help managers resolve grievances, discipline
staff, administer the collective agreement and dismiss staff.
with all levels of management to discuss information and/or review staff
Processes grievances and disputes:
all grievances and disputes between ABC and the union, develops ABC’s position
and prepares responses.
grievance settlements through negotiation/mediation.
all levels of management deal with conflicts and disputes.
grievances to the CEO.
precedents concerning specific grievance/issues.
labor relations policies
develops and ensures the maintenance of arbitration awards.
personnel policies and practices and develops recommendations for updates.
direction and provides recommendations to all levels of management with respect
to hiring, leaves of absences, discipline, and personnel file documentation.
and coordinates labor relations services for a multi-faceted organization that
is typified by constant change and restructuring.
continuing development and nurturing of a healthy and stable labor relations
climate. This involves regular communications and dialogue with each union
and education and awareness programs for all management levels.
Labor Relations Consultant administers all of ABC’s labor relations programs
and operates with a significant degree of independence. The incumbent consults
with the Director of Human Resources for major issues and unusual situations
where standard policies and procedures do not exist.
Labor Relations Consultant has daily contact with department
supervisors/managers to provide guidance and advice for collective agreement
interpretation. The incumbent is also in daily contact with representatives
from each union. The incumbent has frequent contact with other internal and
external human resources professionals to discuss policies and contract
interpretations. The incumbent also meets each week with ABC’s lawyer to
discuss arbitration cases and to obtain legal advice on grievances and
ABC is effectively protected in all matters of labor relations.
advice and assistance to all levels of management in all labor relations
all employees are treated fairly and equitably through good labor relations
pro-active advice on contract interpretations and grievance hearings.
all levels of management develop labor relations skills through education