Bargaining has begun
The PSAC/UNDE bargaining team representing members of Local 21018 working for IMP Group at CFB Comox held their first meeting with the employer May 29-31. The team is proposing a new 3-year agreement with improvements to wages and working condidtions, including.
After tabling these proposals, the bargaining team was met with almost no movement from the employer, who instead brought forward concessions. Based on this, PSAC has requested that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service appoint a Conciliation Officer in an effort to achieve a collective agreement.
Membership meetings in Comox will be scheduled over the coming months, in the interim members are encouraged to contact their bargaining team for more information.
Approximately 40 PSAC/UNDE members of Local 21018 work for IMP Group at CFB Comox, ensuring that search and rescue aircraft are well maintained and safe to be used in rescue missions. The current collective agreement expires June 30, 2019.