Field Representative - Winnipeg

We are currently accepting resumes for a Field Representative to work part-time in our Winnipeg Member Centre to service bargaining units within a variety of sectors, including education, service and retail. This will be a one-year contract position starting mid/late April 2020. Hours of work will be tailored to the successful applicant. An increase of hours will be required in the month of July.

Key Responsibilities:

Core functions of a Field Representative include; advocacy for CLAC members, labour relations representation and increasing the impact of CLAC’s perspective on labour relations.

Field Representatives are expected to perform their duties in consultation with Provincial Representatives as part of a team. Bargaining unit files are the responsibility of Provincial Representatives, however Field Representatives may perform many of the representation functions, dependent on direction from the Provincial Representative.

Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensuring that workplaces are visited regularly, optimizing member contact. Co-ordination and scheduling to affect this is the Field Representative responsibility.
  • Lead Union-Management, stewards meetings, and membership meetings. This includes the preparation and distribution of agendas, minutes, and attending to actionable agenda items. A Provincial Representative, may elect to attend, or not, as dictated by the circumstances.
  • Lead members in solving real and anticipated workplace problems and conflicts and promoting worker participation in the enterprise. This includes the filing and processing of grievances, including grievance investigations. A field representative is authorized to settle grievances but may not elect on their own to refer a grievance to rights arbitration.
  • Communicate with the Bargaining Unit about the day-to-day practical issues related to the workplace and the collective agreement.
  • Report routinely to the Provincial Representative assigned to a bargaining unit on significant interactions, complex grievances, and meetings.
  • Legal research related to grievances and arbitrations, employment statutes, etc.
  • Support Provincial Representatives with campaigns to organize groups of workers by introducing CLAC or one of its affiliated Locals to prospective members and signing them up as members.
  • Administrative functions such as paperwork, reports, minutes, and correspondence required in documenting and confirming relations with members, employers, authorities and others.
  • Field Representatives are expected to fully participate in Regional staff meetings and attend at Provincial staff meetings as requested.
  • Other tasks as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary education.
  • Self-starting and self-motivated. Must be able to recognize what needs to be done without being told.
  • Ability and desire to interface with people in a variety of situations and relationships.
  • Ability to resolve problems, proactively wherever possible. Field Representatives must seek quick, effective and creative resolutions.
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills demonstrating respect for others, tact, wisdom in difficult situations and being resolute or flexible, as may be called for.
  • Firm belief that CLAC’s policies are best for providing trade union representation for workers.
  • Working towards CHRP/CHRL/CPHR designation is considered an asset.
  • The position involves travel primarily within Manitoba.

Reporting and Accountability:

The Field Representative shall report and be accountable to the Regional Director.

CLAC offers a competitive wage and excellent benefit package, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic, rewarding, and challenging workplace community.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Geoff Dueck Thiessen, Regional Director at gdueckthiessen@clac.ca and indicate in your application where you came across the position.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

Approximate Start Date: Mid/late April 2020

CLAC offers a competitive wage and excellent benefit package, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic, rewarding, and challenging workplace community.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


CLAC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs.