Canadian North ratifies new agreement
May 25, 2010 at 11:30am
CAW members at Canadian North have ratified their collective agreement by 84%. The new Collective Agreement is in effect from January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2012.
Contract highlights include:
Wage Increases (Article 5)
◦ Jan 01, 2010 – 0%
◦ Jan 01, 2011 – 2.0%
◦ Jan 01, 2012 – 2.5%
PEP – Productivity Efficiency Program (same as received by the Flight Attendant’s)
Communications in writing to the Union for the following: shift alternations of fourteen days or greater, lay-offs and recalls, leaves of absences, transfers, change of status, promotions demotions, terminations, additionally all correspondence under Article 14 and Article 15 shall be copied to the Union District Chairperson.
Improvements to the Company Benefits – increased from once a year to once each quarter during the first month of every month.
Paid time off for the District Chairperson (one day @ month)
Improved language regarding Discipline and Discharge -- Article 15. The Company will offer an Employee the right to have the presence of a duly accredited representative(s) of the Union.
Non-Hub Base Ops premium $.25 @ hour
The northern allowance guarantee has been renewed.
Location added to the definitions – means a work location(s) within a Base, examples of work locations are Airport and Cargo. Edmonton, Yellowknife and Iqaluit are considered to have separate work locations. All other base will be considered as one Location/Base.
Improvements to Article 11 – staff reductions
Contracting Out Language – with a severance penalty
Orientation time for New Hires
Protection for laid-off employees from losing their recall rights (Article 11.10a) should they be working as a Casual and be unable to report for assignments they will only be deemed to have resigned from there Casual status (Article 21).
Aida Kirameddine, District Chairperson - Bargaining Committee
Wynne Wu, Bargaining Committee
Mike Byrne, CAW National Staff Representative
Ron DiPasquale, Executive Assistant West CAW Local 2002
Ron DiPasquale, CAW Local 2002,Executive Assistant West
Tel: (778) 835-0791