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Bilingual Union Staff Representative, Canadian Media Guild (1-year contract)

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is seeking a bilingual Union Representative (Staff Representative) who will be based in Toronto and serve CMG members across the country. This is a full-time one-year contract.

As part of CMG’s team, a Union Representative is responsible for working with union members to administer, enforce collective agreements and negotiate collective agreements.

Wages and benefits are set according to the provisions of the collective agreement. The range for the salary is between 89,345 to 101,170.80 plus 20 percent in lieu of benefits and pension. In addition, a 7 percent bilingual bonus.

Major duties and responsibilities:

-Regularly interact and negotiate with employers’ management-side representatives in conjunction with CMG members

-Analyze, interpret, and enforce collective agreements, providing support to union members including through grievance-related processes

-Support and service an assigned group of members using an outcome-driven approach

-Help organize general membership meetings, steward meetings, joint labour-management meetings, and arrange on-site location unit visits.

-Recruit CMG members to participate in the work of our union. This includes supporting elected CMG member-representatives as well as training stewards

-Conduct workshops, presentations, and training as required

-Assist in contract negotiations, organizing and mobilization efforts, as required

Qualifications :

-3-5 years experience negotiating collective agreements and working in labour relations

-A demonstrated record of successful involvement with joint labour-management committees and processes

-Extensive experience providing support and guidance to members and elected union member-representatives

-Thorough knowledge of the protocols and legislation that govern employer/employee relations

-Knowledge of unionism, the Canada labour code and occupational health and safety standards

-University degree in Human Resources, Management, Industrial relations, Law, or relevant field or extensive amount of years working as a staff representative or in industrial relations.

-The position requires leadership skills, including a strong willingness and capacity to collaborate with CMG members and an ability to encourage member participation

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

-French language proficiency

-Competency using computer software tools such as Word and Excel

-Willingness and ability to travel throughout Canada as needed

-Strong knowledge of the Canadian media industry is an asset

The Canadian Media Guild is committed to using its hiring opportunities to be reflective of the CMG membership, the Canadian workforce and the population of the country. CMG welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups. Candidates are invited to self-identify if you wish to do so.

Applying for position :

Non bilingual applicants: Resumes will be kept on record for future job postings

Please provide a cover letter and a resume hiringcommittee@cmg.ca

Please email your complete application in PDF

Please use the words “Union Representative – Toronto” in the subject line.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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