National Union Representative (NUR), BC/YT Region
Application deadline: January 6, 2023
Title of Position: National Union Representative (NUR), BC/YT Region
Employment Type: One year term, with the possibility of indeterminacy
Location: Vancouver, BC
Linguistic Profile: Various language profiles, bilingual preferred
Salary and Benefits: $96,454 to $104,315 plus $1,000/year bilingualism bonus
Area of Selection: Greater Vancouver area, Lower Mainland BC. Candidates must be prepared to report to the CEIU Vancouver Regional Union Office.
Area of Competition:
1. CEIU employees;
2. Employees of the PSAC and its Components;
3. Members of COPE, Local 225;
4. Members of CEIU (including Life Members);
5. General public
The CEIU as an Employment Equity employer encourages applications from equity group members. CEIU is committed to the hiring of qualified candidates from the following equity groups as defined by CEIU/COPE: women, GLBTQ2+, racially visible, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and persons with disabilities.
Purpose of the Position:
The National Union Representative works collaboratively as a member of the CEIU representation team. This role represents union members, in those departments or agencies assigned to the CEIU, before management at local, regional and national levels on matters affecting them in the workplace. The role also educates members on their rights and entitlements as federal employees pursuant to legislation and their collective agreement; to assist in strengthening CEIU’s locals and, to uphold and promote labour principles.
Reporting to the Director of Representation & Labour Relations, the National Union Representative will be responsible for:
- Representing members through FPSLREB complaints and through hearings, as well as grievance hearings;
- Acting as an advocate for the members in workplace-related situations;
- Representing those who have requested an investigation into a particular matter by the Public Service Commission, or who are being internally investigated by their department;
- Representing the members at "early intervention" sessions with the employer and matters relating to staffing complaints;
- Representing and/or assisting the members on disability and accommodation issues;
- Analyzing and negotiating resolution of problems between members and the employer;
- Managing files using the system, the tools and processes implemented by the employer.
Providing advice to local union executives and local members by:
- Interpreting collective agreements, policies, guidelines and legislation;
- Discussing problems on all issues they are facing in the workplace; this includes not just those covered by the collective agreement, e.g., FPSLRA, PSEA, FAA, CHRA and consequent Regulations;
- Preparing and providing training support to local members on a wide variety of issues, e.g., grievance handling as well as local executive training;
- Preparing bulletins on technical issues for members, as well as briefing notes to the National President, National Executive Vice-President (NEVP), National Vice-Presidents (NVP) and the Director of Representation & Labour Relations (DRLR), as required;
- Attending and reporting upon regional and/or national union functions as assigned by the NEVP and/or the National President and/or the DRLR;
- Thorough knowledge of collective agreements and legislation affecting federal public service employees; knowledgeable about the organization and functions of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB);
- Knowledge and understanding of issues that are of relevance to all equity seeking members;
- Experience with the grievance, complaint process coupled with practical exposure to labour relations;
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work courteously, cooperatively and collaboratively with stakeholders;
- Skilled and comfortable with training presentations;
- Experience with conflict resolution processes;
- Sound judgment;
- Advocacy experience;
- Solid research skills and ability to read and interpret legislation, regulations, etc.;
- Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, take initiative as required and as part of a team;
Applicants should send a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) and their resume (no more than 3 pages) detailing how their work experience and qualifications relate to this position as this will provide the basis for interview selection.
Conditions and benefits, excluding pay rates, as negotiated between the Canada Employment & Immigration Union and COPE will apply.
Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to Jane-Ann Graham by 4:00 p.m. (EST) on January 6, 2023, to the following email: [email protected]
We thank all interested candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.