Wage increases and more in ratified agreement at CFB North Bay
November 20, 2020
The 12 members at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) North Bay secured the new four-year agreement at a ratification meeting on November 5, 2020.
The Union Negotiating Committee worked hard to achieve a good agreement with wage and other improvements for the members. Over the four-year term, members at CFB North Bay will see across-the-board raises of 2.5% in year one, 2.5% in year two, 1% in year three, and another 1% in year four. Pay for call-outs and meetings improves to provide a minimum of four hours. The footwear allowance improves as well.
Language covering Leaves of Absence improve in a number of ways. Family leave for part-time employees will now provide five days per year. Part-time employees also now receive two paid sick days per year. The agreement includes language for Compassionate Care leave of up to six months, and employees benefit from 3.75 hours per appointment and other improvements for Pregnancy Care leave.
Part-time employees moving to full-time can now apply 50% of up to two years’ service toward their full-time seniority.
Further improvements provide employees at CFB North Bay with the ability to work in multiple job titles at multiple outlets. In addition, language now allows delayed reporting for major weather events, and training expenses are now guaranteed to be covered by the employer for service employees. The employer will also contribute $300 toward the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education Fund.
Union Negotiating Committee: Haley French, Chantal Trottier, Union Rep Richard Eberhardt, and Regional Director, Derik McArthur.
Did you know?
UFCW Local 175 represents Canadian Forces Base staff at several bases in the province in addition to North Bay? This includes CFB Borden, CFB Trenton, the London Military Family Resource Centre, and the Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU) in Ottawa.
Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here! Find out about discounts and services available to you as a valued Member of the Union.