Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2011


Union Business Agent


Range of $90,000 – $120,000 annually

upon selection

Responsible to:               
Executive Board

Position Summary
The Business Agent assists the Executive Board of The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2011 in representing more than 1300 bargaining unit members of the District of Saanich. The Business Agent takes the lead on priorities assigned by the Executive Board including taking grievances from start to arbitration, collective bargaining preparation and negotiations, individual return to work and duty to accommodate agreements, and other labour management matters. 
This is a contract position of negotiable length, with options to renew. There is a one year probationary period. 
Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Provides senior level advice and assistance to Executive Board members and shop stewards
  • Works with the assigned CUPE National Representative
  • Prepares and presents grievances and arbitrations as needed 
  • Assists Union Officials with individual return to work and duty to accommodate agreements
  • Participates in the Collective Agreement bargaining process
  • Reviews job descriptions and with re-classifications and appeals
  • Organizes and facilitates training 
  • Attends and participates in meetings with the employer 
  • Participates on committees as needed

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Relevant post secondary education that includes human resources, labour relations or legal training
  • A minimum of five years experience working in a unionized environment as a business agent or full time official 
  • Grievance, mediation and arbitration experience
  • Thorough knowledge of labour relations case law, Human Rights, Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety and Privacy legislation 
  • Experience in collective bargaining 
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Strong cooperative and organizational skills
  • Able to work without direct supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include some evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to the trade union movement. 
  • Ability to deal sensitively with people who may be angry or distressed 
  • Able to use discretion in discussing matters of a highly confidential nature
  • A personal vehicle with Class 5 licence and business insurance is required
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Salary and benefits
The annual salary expectation must be stated in your application and will be re-negotiated at the end of term. Benefits and vacation packages are also negotiable.
Closing date: September 17, 2021
Please forward resume, cover letter and salary expectation by email
To: Ryan Graham, President, CUPE Local 2011
Email: [email protected]

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