Executive Aviation members in Sudbury ratify
On September 4, 2019, the members of Local 175 at Executive Aviation in Sudbury ratified a new collective agreement.
Negotiations with Executive Aviation this time around required the assistance of a Conciliation Officer from the Ministry of Labour.
Initially, the employer tried to gut the collective agreement. The Union Negotiating Committee, however, was able to secure an agreement with no concessions.
Employees receive raises over the three-year term totalling 65 cents per hour. A new Lead Hand position will have a start rate of $16.50 per hour, and three of these positions will be posted as job openings. Language in a Letter of Agreement contains details on the Lead Hand position and relevant wage progressions. Previously, non-bargaining unit managers had been performing this work.
Members also benefit from the addition of two paid sick days per year starting in January 2020. Lastly, the employer agreed to contribute $125 per year toward the Local 175 Training & Education Fund.
The three-year agreement at Executive Aviation covers 12 full-time and two part-time employees at the Sudbury location.
Union Negotiating Committee: Julien Boulard, Calen Smith, and Union Rep Jeff Barry.
Read recaps of recently ratified agreements for the members at UFCW Locals 175 & 633.