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13 Nov 2020


Union of Northern Workers –  Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Job Description

Union of Northern Workers

Yellowknife Office

The UNW is a membership driven Union comprised of approximately 6,000 members throughout the Northwest Territories, made up of public servants and various private employee groups. As the North’s largest Union, the UNW prides itself in its unique and diverse membership. As a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the UNW enjoys the advantage of both regional and national representation in Canada.

Location: Yellowknife
Term: Indeterminate – Yellowknife
Duties: Reporting to the Director of Membership Services the incumbent provides representation for members in an assigned area by answering requests for general information and advice, researching, investigating and processing grievances, including attending grievance hearings with employers, researching precedents, interviewing potential witnesses, and preparing and presenting case summaries for referral to arbitration; representing members at Layoff Dispute Appeals and/or Job Evaluation Appeal hearings, researches, analyses, and evaluates information on benefits and working conditions for use in the negotiation and union/management consultation processes. Representing the UNW at Union/Management meetings, representing members at arbitration, preparing files for arbitration, preparing Legal memos to file for grievances, ets.
Qualifications: A Law Degree from College or University (no requirement to be called to the bar) or another relevant Bachelor’s degree (HR or Labour Relations for example) or a minimum of five years experience and/or training in the field of labour relations including negotiations, grievances, mediation, arbitrations and alternate dispute resolution forums; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalencies may be considered. Mature judgment with a strong background of experience in advocacy, leadership, research, and negotiations; ability to deal diplomatically and persuasively with Employers and Employees; willingness to work
irregular hours and travel throughout the Northwest Territories; requires computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, databases and spreadsheets). A criminal records check may be required.
Salary Range as of April 1, 2020:
$109,802.85 – 123,929.13

How to Apply

Interested persons may submit their resumé of qualifications and experience in confidence to:
Anne Marie Thistle
Director of Membership Service,
Union of Northern Workers
Suite 400, 4910 53rd Street,
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1V2
or by fax: (867) 920-4448
or by email:
Deadline: December 4, 2020 by 5:00 pm
Please Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2020-12-13

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