June 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Unifor 2002 is pleased to announce that 74 per cent of the members of Nasittuq Corp. located in Alert, Nunavut, have ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by 65 per cent.
The members have agreed to a four-year deal bringing them wage increases in each year of the agreement.
Other improvements include:
- Increase to paramedicals
- Increase to the number of sick days
- Detailed progressive language regarding discrimination, harassment/bullying and violence
- Increase to Personal Protective Equipment
- A more expedient grievance process/Expedited Arbitration Process
- Enhanced discipline process
- Jointly developed shift-scheduling procedure
- Increase to vacation pay as of the start of the 10th year of service
- Improved bereavement leave
- Increase to recall rights
- Lump-sum payment in lieu of required notice of resignation etc.
“I’d like to congratulate the members of Nasittuq on their new collective agreement,” said Unifor 2002 President Euila Leonard. “Their continued support throughout the bargaining process for this unique unit helped with the success of the negotiations and ratification. The hard work, dedication and solidarity of the bargaining committee, national staff representative and the assistant to the local president are the keys to bargaining gains for our members. Thank you.”
The term of the agreement is valid from May 31, 2017 to May 31, 2021.
Members in this bargaining unit supply a complete range of support services to the Department of National Defence including facilities maintenance, airfield operations, food services and transport, logistical and administrative support at CFS Alert, a military station located in Nunavut, approximately 817 km from the North Pole.
Your Unifor 2002 Bargaining Committee:
Brian Mahle, Chairperson District 381
Dave Watts, Bargaining Committee Representative
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local President
Euila Leonard, Unifor 2002 President
Gary Ellis, National Representative