WINNIPEG, MB – October 4, 2017 – Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are pleased to announce an agreement has been reached to bring striking WAA employees back to work.
The agreement was reached after extensive negotiations on the weekend and was ratified by union members at a vote earlier today.
“First and foremost we are pleased to be able to find a deal to get our employees back to work,” said Barry Rempel, Winnipeg Airports Authority President and CEO. “Our priorities for this round of contract negotiations were to give WAA the stability needed to move the company forward as our industry changes and evolves. This agreement delivers on these priorities.”
"This is a fair agreement that addresses our members concerns,” said Marianne Hladun, Regional Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Prairie Region. "We are so proud of our members as they prepare to get back to their work.”
The new collective agreement includes a 10 percent salary increase over the 6 years of the agreement that will expire June 30, 2022. The new agreement also provides a healthcare spending account, increases to the overtime meal rate and standby pay, modernizes terminology, and removes some pre-existing redundant language in the contract.
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PWinnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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