Employee Relations Consultant (J.O. #8613e)
Employee Relations Consultant
Employee Relations Section
Human Resources Department
Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), North America’s 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC’s corporate mission “to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy.”
We are currently seeking an Employee Relations Consultant.
- Providing guidance to all levels of TTC management on a wide variety of labour and employment related issues
- Managing grievances, mediations and arbitrations as well as collecting and preparing data to support negotiations with the TTC’s bargaining units
- Interpreting collective agreements, Corporate policies and procedures and arbitral jurisprudence
- Working closely with managers, union representatives and Human Resources Department staff to identify, develop and implement dispute resolution strategies
- Identifying and reporting on developments in labour law and their impact on the TTC
- Participating as a member of the negotiations team as required
- Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (if applicable and within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Thorough understanding of employee and labour relations practices and principles and the collective bargaining process
- Must be familiar with, and be able to interpret, collective agreements
- Must be able to interpret and apply the Ontario Labour Relations Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, the Employment Standards Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and related legislation and jurisprudence
- Strong negotiation, mediation and conciliation skills, in addition to well-developed investigative, organizational, time management, interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
- Must be computer literate with knowledge of related applications required to perform duties
- Completion of post-secondary education in Industrial Relations, or the equivalent, combined with several years related work experience in a unionized environment.
- An LL.B designation or Masters of Industrial Relations and experience in labour and employment law are definite assets
- The successful candidate will be required to further their education in related courses and seminars
- Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees
Annual Salary Range: $87,287.20 - $109,145.40 (Level 10).
At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.
Committed to the principles of employment equity, the TTC encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.