HR Labour Relations Manager

Our client is prominent leader in their field with a National presence and years of success. They have engaged our services to source a results-oriented HR Labour focused Manager with the right approach to bridging relationships within a unionized environment. Your forward thinking, collaborative approach and ability to lead change will allow you to succeed in this role.

Our client fosters a vibrant environment promoting employee engagement. Their employees are passionate about their work and are committed to teamwork, integrity, health & safety and service excellence.


Reporting to the Director HR, this role is part of a cross-functional team.  You will act as a trusted advisor for business groups across all aspects of Human Resources including Labour and Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Change Management, Operational Planning, Compensation/Benefits, WSIB Management and workplace accommodations. You will provide business and people advice to advance the organization’s strategy at all levels to achieve the organization’s goals.


  • You will provide both a strategic and hands on approach to senior management in the areas of Labour & Employee Relations policy and procedural development and succession planning
  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues
  • Studies legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends
  • Interprets and administers collective bargaining agreement, manages grievance investigations, meetings
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs
  • Recruits, interviews, tests, and selects employees to fill vacant positions
  • Keeps records of benefits plans participation such as insurance and pension plan, personnel
  • Transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting
  • Trains management in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety
  • Administers performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization
  • Administers salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within organization
  • Administers benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance
  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations 


  • Post secondary education coupled with 5-7 years solid HR/Labour Relations experience in a unionized and non-unionized manufacturing/industrial environment
  • Experience as a participant at the table with collective bargaining  an asset
  • A person who knows how to swim well through a “change management” culture with the ability to make decisions and “get it done”
  • The ability to influence your client group with credibility and knowledge
  • Superior oral and written communication, combined with strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in using MS Office applications

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