FORT MCMURRAY, September 16, 2016 /CNW/ – Unifor Local 707A members ratified a collective agreement with Suncor on Friday after months of difficult negotiations. The agreement will have nearly 3,400 members. These workers deserve to participate in the awards of one of the fastest growing companies in North America, and I think this interim agreement recognizes that,” said Russ Day President of Local 601. The contract includes salary increases of 2.5, 2.75, 3 and 3.5 per cent over the life of the contract as well as new provisions for overtime. According to the union, the new agreement is in line with the energy model contract negotiated by Unifor in May 2019. The national model between Unifor and Suncor has set out a framework for local negotiations on wages, severance pay and a new energy structure to combat domestic violence. The model includes 8,500 energy workers in five provinces. For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Director Denise Hammond at [email protected] or 416-707-5794 (cell). . GPMA Suncor Syncrude Nexen Conoco Phillips 2020-2022 Unifor calls on all parties to support the NDP`s new anti-scab law… Unifor is Canada`s largest private sector union and represents more than 315,000 workers in all major economic sectors. The union defends all workers and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and aspires to progressive change for a better future.

TORONTO – Representatives of Unifor`s energy unions have ratified the preliminary agreement that sets the model for 8,500 members of the National Energy Program. Negotiations began in early 2016 after Suncor was selected as the employer for the model agreement. An interim agreement was reached on 9 August and ratified this week by unifor`s local leaders. Unifor Local 601 members have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with The Parkland Fuel Company. The new agreement is in line with the standard energy sector agreement negotiated by Unifor in May 2019. Local 601 represents 160 artisans, operators and maintenance personnel at the Parkland refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia.