September 29, 2023 at 8:17 AM
Unifor Local 2002 is pleased to announce that our members at Canadian North have ratified their new three-year agreement. Following the ratification meetings that took place on September 27 and 28 members voted 73 percent
in favour of the agreement, this is a significant show of support for the new agreement, highlighting the positive impact it will have on the members' living standards and overall well-being, especially considering the challenging working conditions in Northern Canada.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – UNIFOR LOCAL 2002
“Our member's contributions are vital to the success of Canadian North and this agreement appropriately acknowledges their efforts through wage increases, improved benefits, and enhanced collective agreement language. Ensuring fair and equitable terms in the collective agreement is crucial for our members, especially when they work in challenging and remote areas of Canada”. “I want to acknowledge the Bargaining Committee for their dedication and unwavering focus in negotiating and delivering this new agreement. Furthermore, a commendation goes out to the members who stood in support of the Bargaining Committee and participated in the ratification process. Their engagement and unity have played a crucial role in achieving this significant milestone and ensuring that the agreement represents the best interests of everyone involved”, said Tammy Moore, President of Unifor Local 2002.
ABOUT CANADIAN NORTH
Canadian North serves the travel and cargo needs of more northern communities than any other air carrier in Canada. Canadian North is a 100% Inuit-owned airline owned by Makivvik and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation. Representing over 250 members involved in crucial operations such as Crew Scheduling, Passenger Services, Cargo Loading, and Baggage Processing is a significant responsibility. The services provided by our members are vital for the smooth and efficient functioning of Canadian North. Their efforts in ensuring crew scheduling, assisting passengers, handling cargo, and processing baggage contribute directly to the airline's operations and overall customer experience.
A heartfelt thank you on behalf of the Bargaining Committee goes out to all the members who actively participated in the ratification meetings and took the time to cast their votes on the new agreement.
Your Canadian North Bargaining Committee
Crystal Campbell, District Chairperson -YOW
Bobby Zanetti, District Chairperson -YFB
Chad McNeil, District Chairperson - YZF
Lambert Williams, YFB
Donel Gagnon, YZF
Michelle Arruda, Unifor National Ottawa Area Director
Tammy Moore, President Unifor Local 2002
, Assistant to the President of Local 2002