Labour Relations Advisor
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 57,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines), seeks an experienced Labour Relations Advisor for our Toronto office, located in Etobicoke. Under general supervision and within the limitations of Association policy, the Labour Relations Advisor handles a variety of labour relations assignments while providing assistance to pilot governing bodies and to individual members on all subjects that affect their employment. S/he provides staff assistance in all phases of negotiating agreements and functions as project manager while coordinating activities during negotiations, which includes ensuring compliance with the Canada Labour Code, researching and analyzing pilot collective bargaining agreements, drafting pilot proposals, and/or assisting in preparation of opening proposals and other contract language, drafting status reports on negotiations, maintaining communications with all interested parties, and preparing analyses of new agreements and sending summaries to department managers. S/he may act as chief ALPA spokesperson at the bargaining table, participate in direct negotiations and conciliation sessions, and may write and/or review negotiation and pilot leadership communications with the membership. S/he will assist with the contract ratification process and, once an agreement is ratified, will participate in the contract's successful implementation.
Contract enforcement responsibilities includes answering pilot questions about the collective agreement; advising pilots about possible contract violations; processing disputes to settlement and/or assisting in preparation of disputes to final adjudication including, conducting pilot intake(s), analyzing and drafting grievance(s) and/or appeal(s), interacting directly with Company(ies) in an attempt to resolve disputes, assuming role as ALPA spokesperson in mediation and/or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, drafting grievance submission to arbitration and/or assisting in case preparation for arbitration, and participating in settlement discussion(s) regarding grievances. S/he assists with Transport Canada (TC) actions against individual pilots which requires an understanding of the Canadian Air Regulations (CARs), the procedures governing such administrative actions, and the responsibility for and the ability to analyze the subject matter and assist in preparing a case for the affected pilot; provides day-to-day assistance to pilot governing bodies and their committee structures which may involve attending Master Executive Council (MEC) meetings, helping with the development and administration of an MEC's Strategic Plan, and other activities as required. S/he actively listens, builds trust, and adapts his/her style and tactics to fit the audience. Travel, significant and, at times, on short notice is required.
Local, national, and international travel: 50%, sporadically up to 75%.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). Also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
ALPA offers competitive salaries with enhanced benefits, including:
Relocation not provided.