Imp Group Collective Agreement
The agreement includes salary increases each year of the agreement (2 per cent, 2.25 per cent and 2.5 per cent) as well as wage scale increases and a fifth week off. The agreement covers 420 full-time workers at the Hammonds Plains and Enfield sites, who work as aeronautical maintenance technicians and mechanics, cable installers, electronics, energy engineers, aircraft painters, NDT technicians (non-destructive tests) and quality assurance agents. “Our members have shown tremendous support for the negotiation efforts, which has really helped send a strong message to the employer that we are committed to reaching a new agreement that is fair to both parties,” said Al Rhyno, President of Unifor Local 2215. For the PMI, it was clear that we were united and strong. The new agreement provides for wage increases in each four-year year, start-up allowance and shift work bonus. Unifor Local 2215 represents the approximately 550 employees of the PMI. The majority of members work at the end of the year. Halifax Airport and performs maintenance and support work for military and commercial aircraft, both aircraft (fixed wings) and helicopters (rotating wings), including the Sea King and DND cormorant. They also manufacture wirers for a number of projects at their Hammonds Plains site. A third group of electronics technicians is repairing and overhauling components at the Canadian Forces base in Shearwater Nova Scotia. “We all intended to negotiate a collective agreement without entering into a conciliation, but the PMI would not give in,” said President Darlene McIvor. “Our members have presented a strong strike mandate that shows that we are closed and committed to improving our collective agreement.” One of the group`s main concerns was the Mobile Repair Party (MRP) process.
Historically, the MRP process was a voluntary process that has rarely been called into question. The new management of IMP Aerospace wanted to engage and get workers out of the plant all over the world. University of Western Ontario (Postdoctoral Association) Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (Fire Captains) South Shore Transition House Association (Harbour House) . If a unit name contains the name of a town, village, hamlet, government, municipality or city, it is listed under that location.