Canada Coast Guard workers secure tentative agreement with no concessions

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OTTAWA-On June 22, the bargaining committee for Canada Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Service Officers at Local 2182 reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Canada that will see no concessions and a 10.75% wage increase over four years.

“The ocean remains one of the most dangerous workplaces and it is appropriate to respect the hard work done by members of the Coast Guard with a solid collective agreement,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “When distress or disasters strike, it is these formidable teams who coordinate life-saving rescues along all three of our country’s vast coastlines. My congratulations to the bargaining committee for their excellent work.”

The collective agreement, retroactive to May 1, 2022, will include a one-time pensionable payment of $2,500, yearly wage increases of 4.0%, 2.5%, 2.25% and 2.0% on the first day of May through 2025.

“We’re obviously pleased to see wage increases for our members, but also proud to include the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a paid day off, a new increment in the wage scale 4% above the current maximum rate of pay, improved language for family-related and bereavement leaves, and improvements to vacation carry-over limits,” said Jacqueline Pygiel, President of Local 2182. “We will be presenting the tentative agreement to members for a vote before the end of July.”

Unifor Local 2182 represents nearly 350 members in locations across Canada.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

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