November 16, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Yesterday, members at Cargojet Airways Ltd.
ratified their first collective bargaining agreement by an impressive 93%. These
members work as cargo agents and load planners at Halifax Stanfield
International Airport and are now proud members of Canada’s largest private
sector union – Unifor.
"We are honoured to represent this group of
employees at Cargojet," said Unifor 2002 President Cheryl Robinson. "This new
agreement was a real example of joint effort. Both the Unifor bargaining
committee and Cargo Jet negotiating committees worked hard to attain a great
The three-year agreement is effective immediately
and expires on December 31, 2018. Some of the improvements that the Cargojet
members will enjoy are: union recognition, wage increases, reducing the payscale
from 10 years down to 5 years, improvements to uniform and allotment, job
postings, recall, vacation scheduling, Paid Education Leave Fund and women's
We would like to thank the Bargaining Committee for
their hard work, knowledge and insight as we worked through the numerous issues
as we formed a first agreement.
Unifor Local 2002 represents
approximately 20 cargo operation workers on the ramp and in load plan who work
for Cargojet Airways Ltd. at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Nova
For more information, please contact: Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local
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