Labour Relations Officer

  • Full Time
  • Calgary

CP

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp. Req ID: 86009 Department: Labour Relations Job Type: Full-Time Position Type: Non-Union Location: Calgary, Alberta Country: Canada % of Travel: # of Positions: 1 Job Available to: Internal & External Deadline to apply: 07/29/2021 Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONThe Labour Relations Officer is accountable for internal clients and union groups assigned to them. This includes providing support during negotiations, negotiating local or special agreements with the union, responding to grievances, grievance resolution as well as preparing and presenting cases for arbitration; day-to-day administration of the collective agreements, providing training and guidance to clients, handling of daily issues, and discipline handling.  You will ensure a strong Labour Relations presence in the business, and have a thorough understanding of the key business strategies.POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES Populate and utilize the knowledge management system that codifies knowledge, and transfers tacit knowledge; Use the LR Case Management Tool; Establish constructive relationships with union leadership, and to force/foster as appropriate; Support the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, and Special Agreements, within performance metrics; Lead local negotiations within performance objectives; Provide support in the handling of CHRC complaints and responds to CIRB complaints; Deliver discipline, grievances and arbitration results consistent with safety, productivity and people goals; Accountable for the day to day client support, including: Service provision accountability related to the education and training of line managers in skill and knowledge areas critical to day to day labour contract administration; Providing guidance to client departments in the management of complex labour relations issues. POSITION REQUIREMENTS 2 years of direct or related experience an asset; Knowledge of Railway and company specific operations particularly Field Operations, Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical Services is an asset; Bilingual in both French and English an asset; In depth knowledge of relevant Canada Labour Code provisions; Strong quantitative and analytical skills; Business acumen and the ability to apply business knowledge and translate business requirements to strategy planning and implementation; Capability to provide the education and training of front line managers in skill and knowledge areas critical to day to day contract administration and continually improve CP capability in this regard; Influencing and negotiations skills – both with management stakeholders and with union representatives; Ability to exhibit exceptional patience, balance with strong, proactive approach to get things done and continuous improvement of CP’s 5 Foundations (core principles); Strong administrative and time management skills including Team management skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross functionally; Must be adaptable and flexible with regard to workload, travel  and schedule. WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:  Flexible and competitive benefits package Competitive company pension plan Employee Share Purchase Plan Performance Incentive Program  Annual Fitness Subsidy ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.Background Investigation:The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     Criminal history check Reference check Management Conductor Program:Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. 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