Job Opportunity – Staff Representative (56-63), Hamilton R.O.


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Position: Staff Representative (56-63)

Location: Hamilton R.O., 505 York Blvd. 2nd Floor, Hamilton, ON. L8R 3K4
Reporting To: Supervisor, Region 1 & 2
Salary: $1,845.00 to $2,050.00 per week (Range 4 – Pro-Tech)
Working Conditions: As provided in the OPSEU/SEFPO/OPSSU Collective Agreement

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

Principal Duties:

Represent members, Units and locals as Bargaining Agent in bargaining or dispute resolution forums in a resource, advocacy or spokesperson role. Represent members in grievance handling and deliver educational programs

  •  Provides advice to temporary staff and members regarding bargaining/dispute resolution issues etc.
  • Negotiates contracts and other agreements
  • Develops and writes contract/dispute settlement language
  • Develops new, innovative bargaining/dispute resolution strategies and positions
  • Researches and prepares arguments and proposals for Collective Bargaining
  • Provides servicing support to organizing/re-organizing campaigns
  • Provides leadership and advice to members in strike preparation and strikes
  • Provides leadership in development of strong active locals and positive links within the labour community
  • Prepares for and facilitates educational programs
  • Attends and assists in general membership meetings and elections and votes as required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent combination education and experience) and four years of related work experience
  • Requires intermediate PC skills and knowledge of relevant software packages and internal databases
  • Facilitation, advocacy and numeracy skills
  • Tact and Diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of bargaining trends, settlements, labour and other related legislation, arbitration awards
  • Knowledge of OPSEU/SEFPO organization, structure and policies; knowledge of own Unit as well as familiarity of operations of other Units
  • Understanding and commitment to Labour/Social Democratic Philosophy and Diversity

OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, LGBTQ2S+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For the purpose of statistical data collection, applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU/SEFPO’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers.

All applications must be sent in as a Word document or as a PDF

A combined total of 60% or greater on the test and a total of 60% or greater on the interview must be achieved to obtain the position.

Expression of Interest:

Please send your letter of interest and resume:

By email: quoting “21.030 – Staff Rep. Hamilton R.O”, no later than August 24, 2021.

By mail:

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