Three-year deal for CFB Trenton workers

December 15, 2011 at 6:19pm

The 100 members of the bargaining unit at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) 8 Wing in Trenton secured a new three-year collective agreement following a ratification meeting held December 8, 2011.

The workers, who are employed in a variety of positions throughout the base, achieved wage increases of between 1.5 and 2.95 per cent on all rates and classifications. Layoff and recall language has been improved to 12 months, up from the previous nine.

New language ensures that Stewards receive a copy of the schedule(s) and time to meet with new hires. The employer also agrees to notify the Union of any Return to Work (RTW) or WSIB meetings in advance of those meetings.
Family leave improves to provide one paid day for part-time and five paid days for full-time. In addition, the definition of family leave has been expanded to make it more flexible for members. Bereavement leave language also improves to include paid leave based on individual circumstances.
Vacation entitlement will now provide 6 per cent pay for those with two to seven years of service, instead of the previous three to seven years. Scheduling will now include a winter and summer schedule.
Those workers unable to return to work due to a spouse being transferred or posted to another base will not have to repay the top-up allowance.
Union Negotiating Committee: Amy Dawson, Kathy McGrath, Barbara Wood and Union Rep Marilyn Lang.