After a productive round of negotiations with the Prince Rupert Airport Society, a new collective agreement has been ratified by members working at YPR.
The four-year agreement, which expires December 2025, contains economic increases averaging 3.6% per year over the life of the agreement. The new contract also includes increases to standby pay and the training wage premium.
The contract also contains changes to family leave to provide more flexibility for workers and, per legislative changes, the addition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a paid holiday, and the addition of language around leave for workers experiencing intimate partner violence.
The bargaining team and the employer also signed off on a letter of understanding around a new seasonal employee trial project, which will assist with vacation scheduling and provide more flexibility.
The Prince Rupert Airport bargaining team, comprised of Brian des Champ, Cory Hoff, Barry Tchir, and Erna Post, would like to thank all the members working at the airport for their support during this round of bargaining.