Suncor energy workers ratify national agreement

Deal will set pattern for remaining sector employees: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 06/12/2019
Collective agreement
Nine local unions will soon ratify the agreements in the various locations that will establish the pattern, said Unifor. SHUTTERSTOCK

Representatives from Unifor’s energy unions ratified the tentative agreement on June 7 that establishes the pattern for 8,500 members of the national energy program.

“The energy sector is very profitable, and it’s only right that workers are compensated for their role in generating that wealth,” said Renaud Gagné, Unifor’s Quebec director.

The four-year collective agreement covers Unifor members working in the sector across Canada. It includes gains in wages, severance and a new framework for addressing domestic violence. Suncor was selected by Unifor as the chosen employer to set the pattern that will be rolled out to the remaining energy sector employers, said the union.

Nine local unions will soon ratify the agreements in the various locations that will establish the pattern, said Unifor.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

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