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.
To all Finning members:
As you all have heard; IAMAW Local 99 and Finning reached a tentative agreement earlier this month. Your Bargaining Committee has released the final memorandum for all members to review. Over the next month meetings will be held to explain the changes and collect the memberships ballot. As well, we will be introducing electronic voting for those members that cannot participate when the meetings take place at your branches. Details about electronic voting will be available on our web site in the coming days. We will post the schedule when both the Bargaining Committee and Finning have concrete dates, times and locations.
Please review the memorandum attached below:
Final Memorandum Aug 30 2022
TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED!!
After a long 12 hour day on Wednesday August 10th, a tentative agreement has been reached with Finning which enhances wages and entitlements for our membership for the next 3 years. The publishing of the memorandum will be completed as soon as possible and will be supplied to all of you prior to voting. We’re currently working out the details of the roll out meetings at your locations, some of which will involve video conferencing. We will involve electronic voting for our members who work or live in outlying locations, details will all be forthcoming.
Highlights of the Memorandum:
- 3 year term at 4%, 3%, 2% and a $4000 signing bonus for every member
- 2 extra Sick/Flex days (more flexibility of usage) and can use banked time
- Pre-planned medical - no erosion of sick time
- Banked time from 160 to 320 hours
- Saturdays and Sundays are now double time OT
- Improved wage discrepancy for TCRS semi skilled
- True hour averaging for all continuous shift members ie: Ekati calculation
- Vacation improvements to years 13 and 18
- Your choice of 8hr to 12hr vacation usage outside of primetime
- Improvements to premiums and general provisions
- Prorated severance and extended recall
Thank you for your support,
Your Bargaining Committee:
Kevin Clark, Wade Zenchyson, Mark Meldrum,
James McLeod, Jeremy Brydges
Negotiations continued from May 16th to 20th. Traditionally our bargaining can take up to 10 months, usually involving mediation and in some instances, like last contract, a strike vote. In an attempt to break this cycle your committee decided to go right into wages, terms and big ticket items like LTD, sick time, overtime, vacation and flex benefits. Our monetary package took into account inflation, market conditions, forecasted workloads and Finning’s issues with recruitment and retention.
Finning’s counter can only be described as disappointing.
Our concern now is that this response will convert us back to the traditional, lengthy and unpredictable outcome.
Your committee thanks you all for your continued support. We will be meeting with Finning again on June 13th and 14th.
To all Local 99 members working at Finning:
RE: Grievances F20-012 and F20-013 – Covid-19 Isolation Requirements
On April 22, 2020 Business Representative Jim Patterson published a letter to all affected members who may have suffered a monetary loss due to self isolation or mandated isolation for exposure to Covid 19. You were instructed with providing the following:
We Will Need
- Full name and facility you work at
- Dates of missed work and why
- Who you talked to and when did you talk to them? This would include 811 calls, doctors, and management. If there were any other individuals or corporations, you feel will help support your case please include those dates
- All relevant history to your claim
- What steps were taken by yourself leading up to your isolation? For example, you took your sick days, applied for S.T.D but denied, applied for Federal assistance.
To date no information from any member has been supplied to the union office. These grievances were adjudicated by the District Grievance Committee on April 19th, with instructions by the committee to reach out to the membership one more time and give thirty (30) day timeline notice to get information in by May 27th.
If no new information is provided by May 27th, these matters will be withdrawn. Please send your information to kclark@iamDL14.org