March 8th Membership Meeting
March's Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday March 8th 5:00pm at The Quality Inn, 17803 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton.
In January Local 99 membership passed a motion to support the funding of a Business Representative, this was announced in January's newsletter. We are currently looking for nominees to fill the position, if members want to nominate an individual or are interested they can send Local 99 executive an email to LL99executive@iamaw99.ca
Nominations for this position will close on March 16th. Due to the fact that we rarely elect a locally funded rep, Local 99 Executive has reached out to the Canadian Territory for advise and clarification concerning eligibility, voting as well as the responsibilities that will come with the position.
It is the position of Local 99 Executive that this individual's priorities will be servicing the membership, assist our other Business Representatives and work towards becoming a fully funded Rep in the future.
Finning Memorandum Update
Since ratification there has been quite a few communications from Finning’s Labour Relations team and their interpretation of the CBA. It’s clear that Labour Relations is trying to supersede one article over another or trying to bend the CBA in order to support their interpretation and ignore what was discussed during bargaining. Finning’s Labour Relations team has become combative, unreliable and willing to neglect the history behind our Collective Agreement that supports our membership.
Extremely disappointing to say the least!
Your Bargaining Committee is in continuous discussions trying to work with Labour relations to clarify several items:
- TCRS standby pay/signed TA with changes ($150/week vs $5.00/hr)
- Overtime averaging: Full stat credit for stat holiday on shift when the company does not let members work.
- Overtime averaging: Starting on next shift after ratification not Oct 9th as communicated.
- Approved travel time, bereavement, jury duty, injury pay counting towards the 160hr calculation
- Double Time for overtime on Saturdays including 0.5ot after ratification for all members. Not just those on 8 or 10 hour shifts.
- Honouring accommodation language already in the CBA
All of these items are being expedited to arbitration and will be dealt with as soon as possible!
Local 99 Chief Shop Stewards Meeting
When: Thursday November 10th @ 8:00am.
Where: West Harvest Quality Inn 17803 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton Alberta
Stewards needing a branch report can download the pdf below. Those attending should fill out their reports and email them to Kyle Murphy @ email@example.com
Finning Ratification vote 2022
2022 Ratification Vote
We have a final vote of 74.3% in favour of the new 3 year Collective Bargaining
Agreement. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank all those that
attended the meetings, requested absentee ballots and took the opportunity to
This was our first time attempting to perform online voting and there were
issues. Our sincerest apologies to those who may have been affected and we all
hope that in the future these types of online formats will become streamlined
With the voting process at an end we will now be investing time in merging the
new memorandum with our previous C.B.A. and getting the new agreement
printed and uploaded to the website (www.iamaw99.ca). . If Chief Shop
Stewards or Shop Stewards have questions concerning the new contract they
are encouraged to reach out to Business Representative Kevin Clark.