Posted on: 2018-09-13

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Legal and Professional Services


HR Specialist Labor Relations
Temiscaming Quebec
Rayonier Advanced Materials is a global manufacturer of forest products, including lumber, paper, packaging and a global leader of high purity cellulose, a natural polymer commonly found in cell phones, computer screens, filters and pharmaceuticals. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs approximately 4,200 people and generates approximately US$2 billion of revenues. More information is available at

Manage site labor relations to maintain a healthy relationship between employees (unionized and staff), management and union representatives which are the foundation of a productive and harmonious workplace

Responsibilities: (People)

* Promote and provide a safe workplace, seek improvements, and support the Health & Safety program.
* Support compliance with the collective agreement and sound union/management/employee relations.
* Provide site management with labor relations expertise and counsel aligned with production and workforce objectives.
* Coach site managers, supervisors and union representatives to work as partners with complementary roles.
* Align all labor relations projects with the Corporate direction.
* Contribute to the site HR team as well-rounded human resources professional and participate in special projects as assigned.

Responsibilities: (Operations)

* Understand fully the collective agreement, communicate its essentials to ensure correct interpretation, and monitor operations to ensure consistent application.
* Ensure compliance with applicable workforce legislation and regulations.
* Support management and supervisors in administration of grievance procedures, disciplinary matters and letters of understanding.
* Follow-up on grievances, prepare for and participate in arbitration procedures and collective bargaining, and work with law firms as required.
* Serve as the company's representative on various joint committees.
* Support the recruitment process for unionized employees as required.
* Stay informed on all developments related to labor relations and make recommendations related to the site's interests.
* Collect/analyze data to identify trends and target improvements.
* Report systematically on trends, results and project status.


* Education: University degree with specialization in human resources or labor/industrial relations.
* Experience: 3-10+ years in an industrial unionized environment, with proven ability to lead the labor relations function.
* Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and best practices.
* Leadership and strong influence skills.
* Interpersonal and communication skills.
* High level of rigor (analysis, writing, follow-up of files).
* Ability to work under pressure.
* Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
* Bilingual: English and French (spoken and written)

Hudson (NASDAQ: HSON) helps clients achieve greater performance by attracting, selecting, engaging and developing the best and brightest specially skilled professionals - people like you - for their business. We possess deep expertise across multiple disciplines and industries, including accounting and finance, legal, IT, sales and marketing, and more.

Hudson ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability. We participate in the E-Verify program as allowed under federal and state law and in accordance with our executed Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Homeland Security.
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