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Ministry of Labour
Dispute Resolution Services
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
I1009C - Legal/Regulatory50
$75,924.00 - $110,352.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Dispute Resolution Services branch of the Ministry of Labour seeks one bilingual individual with extensive experience in a lead role (related to either labour or management) in collective agreement negotiations and administration.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in labour relations to provide neutral, third party assistance in the areas of collective bargaining, grievance mediation, and training and development.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• provide neutral, third party mediation services to employers and trade unions during collective bargaining to assist the parties to reach a collective agreement and avoid work stoppages
• assist employers and trade unions to resolve significant labour relations issues that may arise during collective bargaining and may have a serious economic impact in a sector or the economy as a whole
• explain to the parties the application of relevant labour relations legislation, the statutory purpose of conciliation and mediation processes and the role of the mediator
• assist parties to draft collective agreement language, memoranda of agreement or other documents to achieve settlement
• provide preventative labour relations services including labour relations training
• provide mediation service to employers and trade unions to resolve grievances
• provide timely updates and reports to management as required
• manage a busy calendar, itinerary and a wide variety of travel arrangements, booking meetings rooms and accommodations
• timely and accurate maintenance of files using an electronic file management
• provide preventative labour relations services including labour relations training
• deliver Interactive Solutions programs such as conferences and facilitation
• provide mediation service to employers and trade unions to resolve grievances
• manage a busy calendar, itinerary and a wide variety of travel arrangements, booking meetings rooms and accommodations
• timely and accurate maintenance of files using an electronic file management system

Please Note: This position requires regular travel across the province.

How do I qualify?


• You are proficient in English and French at the Superior level

Collective Agreement Negotiations:

• You have extensive experience in collective agreement negotiations and administration, in a leading role with either labour or management
• You demonstrate specialized knowledge of conciliation and mediation techniques and practices
• You use thorough knowledge of the structure and character of union and management organizations, the collective bargaining process including multi-party and key industry negotiations, developing trends in industrial relations methods and guiding principles
• You understand various matters that may be at issue during collective bargaining such as compensation, pensions, benefits and contracting out

Application of Legislation:

• You have a thorough knowledge of the application of the Ontario Labour Relations Act (i.e. 1995 Ontario Labour Relations Act) as applied to collective bargaining
• You understand other provincial labour legislation (i.e. the Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act, Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act, 2001, Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, 2008, and Toronto Transit Commission Labour Disputes Resolution Act, 2011) as applied to collective bargaining

Administrative Skills:

• You have strong administrative and time management skills to organize and schedule busy workloads and competing deadlines, arrange meetings with potentially uncooperative parties, chair meetings, arrange travel and accommodation, file timely expense reports and provide prompt and effective case management
• You can use case management systems, expense systems, email, Blackberry and similar tools

Interpersonal Skills and Judgment:

• You demonstrate proven integrity and credibility with a variety of stakeholders in the labour relations field
• You demonstrate excellent listening and communication skills
• You have strong ability to work independently in the field
• You use strong interpersonal skills to work with client groups, fellow mediators and administrative support staff
• You have a strong ability to exercise significant independent judgment and make on-the-spot decisions with limited guidance

Facilitation Skills:

• You have the ability to run meetings in an effective and productive manner
• You are able to engage with the appropriate parties, encourage parties to be active in discussions
• You are able to defuse conflicts that arise to facilitate positive outcomes and ensure objectives are met

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Human Resources
Posted on:
Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • T-LB-110973/17

    Please note that this position is under review as part of the Management Job Evaluation Plan (MJEP) Project. MJEP is a new job evaluation system for manager and non-bargaining specialist positions in the Ontario Public Service.

    Implementation of the new system may impact the classification and salary range for this position. Employees will be notified of any impact prior to implementation.
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