Unifor Local 2300 secured a 36% wage increase over the life of their first collective agreement with a newly organized unit at Scarlet Security.
“We welcome the new members in Kitimat and congratulate them on the skilled negotiations for their first collective agreement,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
The collective agreement ratified on November 7, 2021 includes major gains in addition to wage increases in the four-year contract. They also secured a pension plan, more control over scheduling, better overtime provisions, paid leaves, and health benefits.
“Scarlet Security workers join a large Unifor family in Kitimat,” said Jonathan Aiken, Local 2300 president, who also represents Kitimat municipal employees. Unifor Local 2301 represents workers at the Kitimat/Kemano aluminum smelter.
More than 40 security guards at the Kitimat Liquified Natural Gas project joined Unifor in July 2021 and negotiated a collective agreement in September 2021.