Canadian Base Operators Local 449 Ratifies First Agreement
Apr 29, 2019
Members of Canadian Base Operators Inc. Local 449 ratified their first contract today.
Negotiations with the employer began in October of 2018. The Local reached a tentative agreement on April 16, 2019, but it was rejected by members on March 1. Both sides went back to the bargaining table and reached a new tentative agreement, which was ratified today.
The agreement includes wage increases, improved holiday entitlements, modified hours of work, flex time, a streamlined step-advancement process, and additional personal leave allowances.
Based out of Southport in Portage, Local 449 members provide
a wide-range of supports – from housekeeping to ice clearing to navigational
equipment maintenance, for rescue, firefighting and Canadian defence missions. The Local
has 49 members.