Unifor Local 601 members have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with The Parkland Fuel Company. The new agreement is in line with the standard energy sector agreement negotiated by Unifor in May 2019. Local 601 represents 160 artisans, operators and maintenance personnel at the Parkland refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia. Unifor, Local 601 Members ratified a new four-year collective agreement with Parkland Fuel in Burnaby, B.C. BURNABY, BC, December 4, 2017 /CNW/ – The union representing 160 Parklandy Refinery Workers Ltd. has entered into a three-year interim contract. The market follows the industry pattern previously established by Unifor in negotiations with other energy companies. In 2016, Unifor and Suncor negotiated a model agreement in Fort McMurray to establish a benchmark for working conditions and wages in the energy and chemical sectors. The interim agreement on the Parkland refinery was reached after a broad round of negotiations that took place today. The agreement is in line with progress in this sector and the employer has tackled important pension employment issues. „Resource jobs are good jobs, which employ thousands of families and are the backbone of many communities.
The following residents will now ratify the agreements in the various locations that will determine the model: TORONTO — representatives of Unifor`s energy unions have ratified the preliminary agreement, which sets the model for 8,500 members of the National Energy Program. During the recruitment process, a Suncor recruiter can provide specific information about the impact that different union and association agreements can have on your compensation and performance. The four-year collective agreement applies to Unifor members working in this sector across Canada. These include higher wages, severance pay and a new framework for combating domestic violence. Suncor was selected by Unifor as the chosen employer to define the model that will be put in place for the remaining employers in the energy sector. Unifor`s energy workers have ratified a national agreement that governs wage gains, severance pay and rules to combat domestic violence „Unifor is the Energy Union of Canada,“ said Jerry Dias, President of Unifor National. „Across the country, Unifor is committed to good jobs for energy workers.“ GPMA Canadian Fertilizer Parkland Refining 2020-2022 „This was a difficult round of negotiations, but I am very proud of our negotiating team`s ability to reach a fair agreement among Unifor members that goes beyond the industry model,“ said Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to Unifor`s National President. „It wasn`t easy, but we`ve achieved our main goals, and now it`s up to the members to decide.“ Parkland employees are represented by Local 601. With an interim agreement between the union and the employer, Unifor members now have the opportunity to vote on the terms of the contract.
A meeting of members and a vote are scheduled for Thursday this week. The updated Canadian budget does not support all flight attendants… Some jobs at Suncor are unionized – it depends on the assigned role, the company and the site.