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Employee and Labour Relations

The Employee & Labour Relations Team provides proactive and strategic employee / labour relations guidance, advice and recommendations in line with employment legislation, collective agreements and University policies.

Our Services

The Employee & Labour Relations Team provides proactive and strategic employee / labour relations guidance, advice and recommendations in line with employment legislation, collective agreements and University policies. Area include:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Collective Agreement interpretation and administration
  • Labour Relations and employment expertise and advice
  • Employee Relations
  • Strategic grievance, arbitration and /or litigation processes
  • Dispute resolution
  • Training related to labour and employment
  • Intake and investigation of employee discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment complaints
  • Independent Contractor (ICQ) administration
  • Tuition Assistance and Dependent Bursary administration

The team also services as an intake office for concerns raised under the Policy on Discrimination & Harassment: Prevention and Response as well as the Sexual Violence Policy. Intake email address: elrintake@mcmaster.ca

Our People

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Employee and Labour Relations

Andrea Aitchison

Senior Consultant, Employee and Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

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Employee and Labour Relations

Andrianna Kabitsis

Currently on Leave

Senior Consultant, Employee and Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

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Employee and Labour Relations

Sarah Barrett (nee O’Connor)

Consultant, ELR & Dispute Resolution