Welcome To Nova Scotia Nurses' Union - Applying For The Labour Relations Representative Position

Labour Relations is an intrinsic and integral part of the services provided to the Members of NSNU. Labour Relations Representatives are responsible for providing efficient and effective labour relations services to promote the short-term objectives, long term goals, policies and interests of the NSNU.

The successful applicant must have strong collective agreement interpretation and mediation skills, demonstrated leadership, and a high level of organizational and communications skills.

Assignments to any portion of the 123 locals of the NSNU shall be designated on a functional and/or geographical basis and will require the successful candidate to possess a valid driver's license and suitable vehicle.

Accountable to the Executive Director or designate and working independently within the scope of the position, Labour Relations Representatives will assist locals and members in the administration of collective agreements. This may include recruitment, negotiations, processing grievances, and College complaints and helping to resolve disputes and issues relating to a variety of employment matters.


  • A strong labour relations background including negotiations
  • Excellent human relations skills High quality verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar with operating computer programs within the Microsoft Office environment
  • Able to travel extensively throughout the province
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain strict confidentiality
  • A nursing background would be an asset

Qualified applicants may apply on line no later than 5:00 pm on Friday October 12, 2018. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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