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Labour Relations Advisor (2 Vacancies)

Regina SK

Job Description:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a diverse business operating in the agriculture, food, energy and home and building sectors. Based in Saskatoon, Sask., FCL is owned by independent retail co-operatives from across Western Canada that are committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. FCL is involved in wholesaling and manufacturing, including refined fuels and lubricants. It also provides administrative and marketing support to its member-owners. For more information, visit www.fcl.crs.  

Fuel Your Career at the Co-op Refinery Complex. Our workforce of over 1000 employees operate a world-class refinery utilizing cutting-edge technology to produce 130,000 barrels of refined petroleum products per day. With an annual production capacity of 6.8 billion litres we are one of Canada’s largest refineries, distributing our products to more than 780 retail gas bar and cardlock locations from Vancouver Island to Northwestern Ontario. Our focus is on fueling our people to lead our industry in safety, reliability and sustainability. Join the Co-op Refinery Complex and help us, as We Fuel Western Canada.

FCL invites applications for the position of Labour Relations Advisor in our Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) located in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The Human Resources team at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a proud and productive business unit providing support to clients at Home Office; our regional offices and sites; and the Co-op Refinery Complex. We have one of the largest and diverse HR departments in Saskatchewan and are continuing to grow our team as an enabling function to a dynamic and growing business. To ensure our ongoing success, new positions have been created to enable us to meet the holistic needs of the organization and provide the strategic HR oversight required to continue the evolutionary journey we are on with our people, programs and practices.

The Labour Relations Advisor performs a range of Labour Relations duties with a focus on maintaining positive working relationships, resolving labour issues and providing subject matter expertise and training to departments within the Co-op Refinery Complex. This individual provides advice in accordance with the collective agreement, statutory framework, FCL – CRS policies and industry best practices. This position will support the Labour Relations Manager and CRC HR Advisors in implementing the Labour Relations strategy for the CRC with a specific focus on addressing management rights and decreasing the complexity of the collective bargaining agreement while acting in alignment with the Home Office Labour Relations team.


Reporting to the Labour Relations Manager, responsibilities for this position include the following: 

  • Consult and provide advice on the administration and interpretation of policies, procedures and the collective agreement to ensure compliance with the negotiated terms and conditions, legislation and corporate policies to management and HR Practitioners within the organization.
  • Gather, analyze and interpret research materials relative to the negotiation of CRC collective agreements, grievance investigation, arbitrations, Labour Relations Board cases, and support the development of corporate labour relations policies and procedures.
  • Partner with business leaders to educate and provide guidance through collaborative labour decisions and interpretation of CBA.
  • Provide advice to HR Advisors in decisions and guidance in labour and employment law for investigations, grievances and complaints, discipline, interpretations of collective agreements, legislation, arbitrations, performance management, respectful workplace investigations, and attendance management reviews.
  • Coach, educate and communicate labour relations strategies to the Human Resources and Operations teams at CRC as well as the Human Resources Advisory team. Assist in creating and developing content for Labour Relations modules and present on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide support to Home Office Labour Relations Advisors when needed in researching, preparing, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements for the CRS on an annual basis.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 


The successful candidate will have a University degree in Commerce, Business or Law, with a preference for Human Resources and 5-8 years of combined HR experience which includes 5+ years’ of labour relations experience including collective bargaining, grievance handling and contract administration. CPHR designation is an asset. 

A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

Additional Information:

FCL offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of western Canada's most successful organizations.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Feb 20 2019


580 Park Street
PO Box 260
Regina, SK S4P 3A1
Human Resources: careers@fcl.crs