January 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM
All Unifor members work under the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement negotiated with their employer. These agreements are usually in effect for a three-year term and cover a wide range of work-related issues, including (but not limited to) wages, hours of work, benefits, overtime, health & safety, etc. This is all accomplished to create an improved work-life balance for you – the collective membership.
In December 2021, Unifor representatives began preparations to negotiate a first contract for the pilot group at SkyLink Express. By the end of January 2022, Unifor representatives will put in place a structure to formally begin talks with the employer and construct the new contract by means of negotiations. This process will officially begin in the coming months, but in the interim, your Unifor team (commonly referred to as your Bargaining Committee) would like to connect with you and review the priorities gathered from the recent electronic surveys. If you completed a survey, we thank you for your participation. Unifor has analyzed the data from these surveys and has an effective bargaining strategy that will be the blueprint to your first contract.
ABOUT THE BARGAINING PROCESS
The parties – Unifor (“the union”) and SkyLink Express Inc (“the company”) will begin negotiations with the intent of reaching a “tentative agreement” in good faith. If one side is not satisfied with how negotiations are proceeding, either party can file for conciliation (“Notice of Dispute”) and request the assistance of a Federal Government appointed Conciliator.
When a tentative agreement is reached, your Unifor Bargaining Committee will present the tentative agreement to the membership for ratification (i.e. vote). The membership will vote on whether to accept the tentative agreement or to reject it.
If the members vote “yes” then the tentative agreement becomes the new ratified collective bargaining agreement (i.e. “the contract”). The process is complete and the new collective agreement is printed and distributed to the entire membership. This is what happens approximately 98% of the time with Unifor negotiations.
STAYING INFORMED DURING NEGOTIATIONS
At key times during negotiations, your Bargaining Committee will send important updates to you via e-mail, and will also post relevant content on the Unifor Local 2002 website. To subscribe to e-news, please click the following link.
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Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 315,000 members across the country, working in every major sector of the Canadian economy. Unifor strives to protect the economic rights of our members and every member of the workforce (employed or unemployed). We are committed to building the strongest and most effective union, and bargain on behalf of our members; working with our members to improve their rights in the workplace, and extending the benefits of unions to non-unionized workers and other interested Canadians.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working alongside you, and representing your interests at the negotiating table.
Tammy Moore – President, Unifor Local 2002
Bruce Snow – Unifor National Transportation Director
Andrew Henry – Bargaining Committee Member
Jeff Clarke – Bargaining Committee Member
Suraj Hussain – Bargaining Committee Member
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