HALIFAX-Unifor Local 2215 members working at IMP Aerospace in Hammonds Plains and Enfield, Nova Scotia, ratified a new collective agreement that sees increases to base wage rates, shift premiums, allowances, and improved paid time off.
“Members at IMP Aerospace were engaged and active throughout this bargaining process and that is vital to winning a better agreement,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “I congratulate the bargaining committee for their hard work and send my respect to every member for their solidarity."
The agreement covers approximately 320 members and will be effective retroactive to April 1, 2023 and expire in 2026. Wages will increase by 5% in the first year, followed by 3% in each of the next two years of the contract.
“We are pleased to complete negotiations with the largest wage increases our membership has seen in many years,” said Kelly LeBlanc, President of Unifor Local 2215. “This was not an easy process, but ultimately, we avoided a strike before the holidays and made adjustments to our contract that work for us – that makes it all worth it.”
Unifor members at IMP Aerospace work as airframe mechanics, avionics technicians, aircraft painters, cable assemblers, stores controllers and maintenance workers.
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.