Labour Relations Officer (LRO)

September 14, 2014

USGE requires a Labour Relations Officer (LRO) to cover a short term need. From October 20, 2014 to January 23, 2015
Invitation to apply in this competitive process is being made to:

  • employees of U.S.G.E. (Unifor Local 2025)
  • employees of the P.S.A.C. and its Components located in the National Capital Region
  • U.S.G.E. members in good standing across Canada (However relocation costs will be the responsibility of the candidate.)
  • The general public

THE LOCATION: National Headquarters, U.S.G.E., Ottawa, Ontario

Reporting to the Director of Labour Relations, the Labour Relations Officer (LRO) provides labour relations representation and advice to Regional Vice Presidents and members on matters of individual and collective representation. Major responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • representing and advising Regional Vice President and members, groups of members and stewards in accordance with all applicable federal and provincial legislation, collective agreements, policies, and guidelines.
  • advising and representing members in formal and informal labour relations issues including processing third party tribunals, arbitration, grievances, mediation, facilitation, complaints and conflict coaching;
  • negotiating agreements and settlements on individual members, or groups of members on a full range of labour relations matters;
  • analysing and researching jurisprudence, applicable legislation, employer policies and collective agreements;
  • conducting appropriate research and preparing all relevant documentation and individuals for formal proceedings on assigned labour relations cases;
  • providing advice and assistance to members and stewards who represent USGE on various formal committees; and
  • conducting or assisting in training sessions.

There may be a requirement for some travel.


$89,885 to $101,167 plus $1,000 bilingualism bonus. Salary dependent upon qualifications. Conditions and benefits, including pay rates, as negotiated between the Union of Solicitor General Employees and UNIFOR Local 2025 will apply.


The successful candidate will have a university degree in law, labour relations or a related discipline, with three to five years of progressive and related experience in labour relations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The incumbent will possess: a thorough knowledge of the authorities governing employer/employee relations in the federal public service of Canada; strong representational and advocacy skills; a demonstrated ability and experience in representing members at grievance and adjudication/arbitration hearings as well as union management consultation meetings. In addition, the LRO has experience in handling complaints and grievances, interpreting collective agreements and in representing individuals before third parties such as arbitration boards. The LRO will have the ability to counsel members on their employment rights; to conduct interviews, meetings, and information sessions and prepare reports and correspondence.


Applications and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 addressed to: Acting Director of Operations, Union of Solicitor General Employees, Suite 603, 233 Gilmour Street Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 0P2, Email: