Umar SheikhAssociate

Umar Sheikh

A strategic problem-solver, Mr. Sheikh is a lawyer, negotiator, investigator and advisor who resolves workplace issues across a wide variety of organizations. He advises clients on all aspects of workplace law as well as general civil litigation. Mr. Sheikh represents clients before provincial and federal labour arbitrators, labour relations boards, human rights and employment standards tribunals as well as all levels of the BC Courts.

Prior to joining Crease Harman LLP, Mr. Sheikh was the Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Nurses’ Union and the Chair of the Nurses Bargaining Association. He played a lead role in all aspects of collective bargaining and administering province-wide multi-employer collective agreements.

Mr. Sheikh has served as General Counsel for the Nurses Union as well as Director of Labour Relations for the BC Ministry of Health. He has led teams of staff to provide human resources and labour relations advice to health care staff and employers in B.C.

He has also served on the board of directors of NAV Canada, spending five years on the Audit Finance and Safety Committees.

Prior to moving to British Columbia, Mr. Sheikh worked and resided in Michigan, there he played a pivotal role in negotiating the sale and relocation tier two automotive facilities and assembly lines nationally and internationally. Mr. Sheikh interned at Wayne County Circuit Court.

Mr. Sheikh provides strategic, practical and cost-effective solutions for his clients.

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