MONTREAL, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor has achieved a new tentative agreement that establishes the pattern for 8,500 members of the National Energy Program.
"The energy and chemical sector continues to be an important economic driver in Canada. By working together, our members have used their collective power to make much-deserved significant gains," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Energy and chemical jobs continue to be good jobs in communities right across the country."
The tentative agreement covers Unifor members working in the sector across Canada. Suncor was selected by Unifor as the chosen employer to set the pattern that will be rolled out to the remaining employers after ratification.
During this round of bargaining Unifor and Suncor bargained both local and national issues concurrently during one week, ensuring that no one union local was left behind.
"Make no mistake: energy companies provide good jobs across this country and are critical to Canada's economy," said Renaud Gagné, Unifor's Quebec Director. "Unifor members are instrumental in the success of energy and chemical companies and have earned a fair contract."
Once ratified, the agreement covers the following work sites:
Suncor Energy Products Partnership
Burrard Products Terminal (Local 601)
Edmonton Refinery (Local 501A)
Edmonton Terminal (Local 777)
London Terminal (Local 27)
Oakville Terminal (Local 593)
Montreal Refinery (Local 175)
Montreal Terminal (Local 163Q)
Terra Nova Employers’ Organization
Terra Nova Floating Production Storage and Offloading Platform (Local 2121)
Suncor Energy Inc.
Oil Sands (Local 707A)
Members will vote on ratification of the deal in the coming weeks.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).