Negotiations update for all Perimeter Aviation members

Negotiations update for all Perimeter Aviation members

July 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM


As mentioned in our previous communication, negotiations with the Employer have stalled. Due to lack of vision on behalf of the Employer, and without any resolution in sight, the Union was forced to file for conciliation on June 14, 2021.

The Unifor/Perimeter collective bargaining agreement expired on June 22, 2021, leaving us in a precarious situation.

On June 29, Simon Samosinski – Northwestern Regional Director – was appointed as the conciliation officer to assist the Union and Employer to get the parties back to the bargaining table swiftly. Immediately, Mr. Samosinski facilitated discussions between the sides where positions and proposals were further clarified. Although this process has been slow, discussions continue between the parties in an effort to reach a Tentative Agreement for our members.

Unifor will continue to work through the conciliation process, and we do expect to have further discussions over the coming weeks. At this time, no further in-person meetings have been scheduled.

According to the timelines under the Canada Labour Code, the 60-day window for conciliation will expire on August 28, 2021. This date can only be extended through mutual agreement by the parties. If there is no extension, a cooling off period of 21-days will follow. At that juncture, the conciliator will file a report with the Ministry of Labour.

Only after the expiry of the cooling off period, and according to the timelines under the Canada Labour Code (72-hours), can a lock-out by the Employer or strike action by the Union occur.

Please know that strike action is only ever taken as a very last resort and only if all efforts have been exhausted during the conciliation process. In order for strike action to take place, a strike vote is required to be conducted no more than 60-days prior to the end of the conciliation timelines.

It is imperative that all Perimeter members stay in contact with your Unifor leadership and watch for bulletins and updates over the coming weeks as we progress through the conciliation process.

This is your collective agreement and your future. Be involved and be engaged. We are stronger together.


In solidarity,

Your Unifor Bargaining Committee
Sharon Lavallee, Bargaining Committee Representative
Denise Cochrane, Assistant to the Local President
Carmen Ledarney, Unifor National Representative


For more information, please contact:
Denise Cochrane, Assistant to the Local President



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