Unifor reaches Memorandum of Settlement with Canadian North AME

Unifor reaches Memorandum of Settlement with Canadian North AME

August 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM


Unifor 2002 is pleased to announce that it has reached a Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) at Canadian North. The agreement was reached on Wednesday, July 31st for the approximate 90 Unifor members who work in Edmonton, Calgary, Yellowknife, and Iqaluit.

The MOS – which is subject to ratification by the membership – relates to wage increases for the period effective February 1, 2019 (previous Collective Agreement expiration) to the amended expiration of January 31, 2020.


Unifor first met with Canadian North in November, 2018 to begin negotiating a MOS. After several hours, it was clear that the Company was unable to conclude a settlement as the Company needed to finalize matters concerning the First Air merger. As a result, Unifor held proposal meetings in March, 2019 at all four of the bases to review details with the membership. The bargaining committee developed proposals for a new Collective Agreement and after more recent discussions, Unifor and Canadian North agreed to enter in to bargaining for the purpose of dealing with a one-year wage increase (February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020).


As stated above, the Memorandum of Settlement is subject to a ratification vote by the membership. Ratification meetings will be held via teleconference on Friday, August 9th as follows:

0900 – 1000 hours, Mountain Time
1700 – 1800 hours, Mountain Time



Voting will only take place by secure electronic ballot. To vote you must register via the link below.

[ Link to registration ]


The voting verification process may take 1-3 business days to process. Once we verify your information, you will receive a conformation email and will be registered to vote. Do not delay, please register today.

The Bargaining Committee unanimously endorses this Memorandum of Settlement and recommends the membership vote “YES”. Highlights of the MOS will be released electronically prior to the ratification meetings. Additional information will be provided closer to the August 9 teleconference ratification meetings.


In solidarity,

Your Canadian North AME Bargaining Committee
Richard Breton, Bargaining Representative
Dwayne Samson, Bargaining Representative
Dallas Klarenbach, Bargaining Representative
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the President – Local 2002
Wally Ewanicke, National Representative


For more information, please contact:
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Unifor 2002 President



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