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Title: Negotiator (12-01)
Location: Head Office 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto ON, M3B 3P8
Start Date: To be determined
Salary: $1,708.00 to $1,898.00 per week (Range 4 – Pro-Tech)
Working Conditions: As provided in the OPSSU Collective Agreement

Applicants interested in applying must be able to fulfill the following qualifications listed below:

Principal Duties:

To provide expert opinion, advice, guidance and advocacy for bargaining and dispute resolution to staff, members and teams:

  • Represents members, units and locals in bargaining or contract dispute resolution forums in an advocacy/spokesperson role, including, but not limited to: collective bargaining, job classification systems review, pay equity.
  • Provides leadership for various bargaining teams, members, units, locals or divisional committees or meetings.
  • Provides expert advice, opinion and training to staff and members and Executive Board members, bargaining teams, including, but not limited to; bargaining/dispute resolution issues, job classification systems review, and pay equity.
  • Develops and writes contract/dispute settlement language.
  • Researches and prepares arguments and proposals for the collective bargaining and related processes.
  • Develops new, innovative bargaining/dispute resolution strategies and positions.
  • Negotiates Collective Agreements and pay equity plans.
  • Uses complex calculations, e.g. wage and benefits costing, retroactivity.


  • Requires an undergraduate degree (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) and three years of related work experience.
  • Requires demonstrated advocacy skills and a demonstrated commitment to Labour/Social Democratic philosophy.
  • Requires a working knowledge of structures, practices and procedures of employer groups, the Ministries, Affiliates and the GSB, OLRB, Tribunal(s). e.g. Pay Equity Commission.
  •  Requires continuous ongoing formal/informal updating on bargaining trends and techniques, case law, economic and political trends, settlements and related labour legislation.
  • Requires updating on computer software packages. Uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Collective Agreement database, Membership database, and Grievance database.

OPSEU supports employment equity.  Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, LGBTQTS workers, young workers, Francophone workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For the purpose of statistical data collection, applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify.

Please advise should you require an accommodation to participate in this posting via email or by mail as indicated below.

Expression of Interest:

Please send your letter of interest and resume:

By email:
[email protected] quoting Negotiator, Head Office – Job Competition #16.048, no later than May 23, 2017.

By mail:
Written applications, should be marked Employment Opportunities, and must be submitted to: Employee Relations, 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, M3B 3P8.

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Publication Date: 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00am