Temporary Job Opportunities – A/Negotiator – Pay Equity


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Title: Negotiator – Pay Equity
Location: Negotiations Unit, Local Services and Collective Bargaining Division, OPSEU Head Office, 100 Lesmill Rd.
Reporting To: Supervisor, Negotiations Unit
Start Date: To be determined
End Date: Up to six months
Salary: $1,787.00 to $1,986.00 per week (Range 4 – Pro-Tech)
Working Conditions: As provided in the OPSSU Collective Agreement

Principal Duties:

Provide advice, guidance, leadership and advocacy for bargaining and dispute resolution to staff, members and teams

  • Represents members, units and locals in bargaining or 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/meetings
  • Provides advice to staff, members, Executive Board members and to bargaining teams
  • Provides training to 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
  • Calculates wage and benefits costing and retroactivity
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) and six years of related work experience.
  • Requires intermediate PC skills and knowledge of relevant software packages and internal databases
  • Advocacy and Numeracy skills
  • Tact and Diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of structures, practices and procedures of employer groups, Ministries Affiliates and Boards/Tribunals (e.g. Pay Equity Commission)
  • Knowledge of on bargaining trends and techniques, case law, economic and political trends, settlements and related labour legislation
  • Knowledge of OPSEU 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 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’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers

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. All applications must be sent in either as either Word documents or as a PDF.

Please advise should you require any 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:

competitions@opseu.org quoting A/Negotiator – Pay Equity, Negotiations Unit  #T20.002, no later than March 9, 2020 at 4: 00 p.m.

By mail:

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