The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is a democratic trade union with over 5000 members across Canada, including employees at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/ Société Radio-Canada, The Canadian Press and Pagemasters North America, Thomson Reuters, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, TVO, TFO, VICE, ZoomerMedia, AFP, CKOF, as well as media freelancers.
The Guild is seeking a Union Representative (Staff Representative) who will be based in Atlantic Canada, and serve CMG members across the country, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.
The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team that is based across the country but headquartered in Toronto.
As part of CMG’s team, the Union Representative is responsible for working with union members to administer and enforce collective agreements and to increase overall member participation in our union.
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
-3 or more years experience working in labour relations and enforcing collective agreements
-A demonstrated record of successful involvement with joint labour-management committees and processes
-Thorough knowledge of the protocols and legislation that govern employer/employee relations
– University degree in Human Resources, Management, Industrial Relations or Law is considered an asset
-Extensive amount of years working as a staff representative or in industrial relations advisor for either a union or an employer is considered an asset
-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 is considered an asset
-Competency using computer software tools such as Word and Excel
-Willingness and ability to travel throughout Canada as needed
Wages and benefits are set according to the provisions of the CMG / Canadian Media Guild Employees Union collective agreement (available online).
Salary ranges from approximately $89,345 to $101,170 with additional pay in lieu of pension and benefits. Additional pay will also recognize French language proficiency.
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.