NANTICOKE, ON, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Unifor bargaining committee representing workers at the Nanticoke Imperial Oil facility have reached a tentative collective agreement with the employer.
"I'm very proud of the skill shown by the bargaining team to get us a fair deal that matches the pattern Unifor set in the industry," said Dan Valente, Unifor National Representative. "It was not easy but we achieved our main goals."
Unifor bargained a pattern agreement for the energy and chemical sector in 2016. The Nanticoke agreement will be consistent with the gains made in the pattern agreement.
"It was important for this agreement to recognize the important contribution of Unifor members to the success of Imperial's facility in Nanticoke," said Keith Punchak, Unifor Local 900 President.
Local 900 represents 169 people working in operations, laboratory, maintenance instrumentation and electrical. The local's membership will vote on the tentative agreement on Thursday, May 18. The current collective agreement expired over one year ago, and bargaining has been periodic since March 2016.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).