June 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Following the ratification meetings held in Halifax, NS, and Gander, NL, on June 5 and 6, 2019, Unifor is pleased to announce that the members at EVAS have voted to ratify a new collective agreement, concluding five months of grueling negotiations.
The agreement was ratified with a vote of 84 percent. This agreement replaces the previous agreement, which expired on February 4, 2019. The term of the agreement extends to February 4, 2022.
"Negotiations were not always easy, nonetheless, I'm pleased that the members of EVAS have overwhelming ratified this agreement. Together we achieved progress on our bargaining agenda, including; wage increases each year of the collective agreement, gains in premiums, per diems, and premium pay for certain schedule changes. While gains were made, there are still improvements that we will continue to strive for and build upon in the coming years", said Euila Leonard President of Unifor Local 2002.
About Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS)
Pilots at EVAS Air Charters, operate as an Express Carrier on behalf of Air Canada. EVAS operates scheduled flights throughout Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island utilizing a fleet of Beech-craft aircraft. EVAS has been providing aviation services in Atlantic Canada for over 20 years, including corporate air charters, cargo transportation, and air ambulance transfers.
The Bargaining Committee would like to thank the membership for their unwavering support and solidarity.
Please ensure that you keep us updated with your contact information and confirm that you have subscribed to Unifor 2002's e-news at unifor2002.org.
Your Bargaining Committee
Stephen Dodsworth, District Chairperson
Brian Burris, Bargaining Committee Representative
Lyndon Rowe, Bargaining Committee Representative
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local President
Chad Johnston, National Representative
For more information, please contact:
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local 2002 President
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