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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. Areas include:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Collective Agreement interpretation & administration
  • Labour Relations and employment expertise & 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 violence allegations
  • Independent Contractor (ICQ) administration

For more information, visit our webpage – Labour Relations.

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.

The other intake offices for these policies are:

Community members who experience Sexual Violence or who receive a disclosure of Sexual Violence are also encouraged to contact the Consultant on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response.

Our People

Andrea Aitchison headshot

Andrea Aitchison

Associate Director, Employee/Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

Carrie Allen

currently on leave

Senior Consultant, Employee/Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

Eric Bourque

Senior Consultant, Employee / Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

Andrianna Kabitsis

Senior Consultant, Employee/Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

Courtney Livesey

Senior Consultant, Employee/Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

headshot of Maggie Pooran

Maggie Pooran

Executive Director, Employee & Labour Relations

Lukas Riley

Senior Consultant, Employee/Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution

David Ryan

Senior Consultant, Employee/Labour Relations & Dispute Resolution