TORONTO – Representatives of Unifor`s energy unions have ratified the interim agreement, which sets the model for 8,500 members of the National Energy Program. 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. Some jobs at Suncor are unionized – it depends on the assigned role, the company and the site. Workers working in these positions are members of associations or unions and are subject to the provisions of a collective agreement. (Collective agreements set out the general conditions of working time, such as pay rates, working hours and leave. “The energy sector is very profitable and it is right that workers be compensated for their role in creating this wealth,” said Renaud Gagné, director of Unifor in Quebec. “I am proud of the work of the negotiating committee to complete the national program.” “Our energy members came together and used their collective power to make significant gains,” said Jerry Dias, President of Unifor National. “Energy workers are an important part of the Canadian economy.” The following residents will now ratify the agreements on the various sites that define the model: during the hiring process, a Suncor recruiter can provide specific information on the impact that different union and association agreements can have on your compensation and benefits. .
For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at [email protected] or 778-903-6549 (cell). Deal will establish models for the remaining employees of the sector: Unifor Ontario long-term care schedule lacks urgency… . Unifor is Canada`s largest private sector union and represents 315,000 workers in all major sectors of the economy. The union defends all workers and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and aspires to progressive change for a better future. . Bell Canada reverses contracting from Wireless Home Internet… Ontario`s general audience finds glaring flaws in retirement… . . Most of Suncor`s unionized jobs also lead to shift work. The most common pattern is a 12-hour team that works three days and three nights, followed by six days off.