Members at CFB Trenton ratify

May 29, 2015 at 1:30pm

Members of Local 175 working at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton met on May 28, 2015 to ratify a new collective agreement. The four-year contract includes wage increases, improved sick leave and other improvements for the more than 80 workers at the Base.

Progression rates increase by between 1% and 2.25% paid retroactive for hours worked since January 1, 2015. In the second year, progression rates increase by between .25% and 1.75%. The top rate increases by 2.1% in year three and 2.3% in the final year of the term.

Full-time workers now qualify for sick leave after completing probation instead of the previous graduated scale. Workers also benefit from family/personal leave paid in increments of one hour.

Workers benefit from an improved vacation grid, and language addressing scheduling and relocation, as well as new anti-violence and harassment language.

Union Negotiating Committee: Amy Dawson, Kathy McGrath, Barbara Wood, and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.