Congratulations to the members of PSAC/UCTE Local 20215, working at the Prince Rupert Airport who ratified a new collective agreement.

The new contract, which expires in December 2021, contains a wage increase of 10.75% over four years, improvements to the standby and travelling time pay rates, and enhancements to the bereavement and family leave provisions of the collective agreement. Collective agreement language around personal and sexual harassment has been also strengthened and gender identity and gender expression have been added as prohibited grounds of discrimination in the new collective agreement.

The agreement also includes a letter of understanding from the employer that puts in place a framework for joint consultations intended to develop practices and procedures that maintain a safe workplace. The first priority for these meetings will be the development of local policies regarding employees working alone.

The Prince Rupert Airport bargaining team, comprised of Brian des Champ, Barry Tchir, and Erna Post, would like to thank all the members working at the airport for their support during this round of bargaining and anticipate signing the agreement in the very near future, at which time the new provisions will take effect.

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