Bearskin Airline members ratify
February 8, 2018
Bearskin Airlines workers in Thunder Bay have achieved a new collective agreement.
The details include progression rate increases of 1.5% in years one and two, and 1% in year three. In addition, top rates improve by 2% in years one and two, and 2.5% in the third year of the contract term.
Full-time employees benefit from Sick Bank improvements. Workers may bank up to 80 hours and any remaining unused will be paid out if an employee resigns.
The employer will pay a shoe allowance of $50 in year one, $55 in year two, and $60 in year three. The Training Premium improves to $1.50 per hour, up from 50 cents.
Improved language says the employer will pay out pay cheque errors over $50 within three days.
Members ratified the three-year agreement on February 3, 2018.
Union Negotiating Committee: Emilia Honke, Anna Maria Santorelli, Union Rep Tracy Stubbs, and Region 1 Director Kelly Tosato.