SISTERS & BROTHERS
The Union would like to welcome all the SISTERS & BROTHERS of Local 4401 to another Shipping Season. All the vessels have been crewed and are now sailing. The Union is hoping for steady work this year for our members. The Union wishes all the SISTERS & BROTHERS of Local 4401 a very safe sailing season.
Negotiations have concluded with McAshpalt Marine Transport resulting in a fair contract for the unlicensed workers onboard the Victorious and Everlast. The contract was ratified on November 2015 with 100% support. The Union and Company had the assistance of a Federal Conciliator in achieving this agreement for the latter stages of negotiations. The Union wishes to thank all the members for their support and patience in achieving a four (4) year agreement that provides wage and benefit increases to the membership.
Your Bargaining Committee members of Adam Blundon and Jim West were instrumental to the bargaining process and their assistance was greatly appreciated.
The Union and Algoma have had several meetings in the hopes of obtaining a new collective agreement. Recently the parties met in January and although some progress has been made to date, we have some work to do before presenting anything to the membership. Many issues are on the table including securing future boats for the Unifor Membership, as well as wage and benefit increases.
The Union will keep the membership informed with bargaining bulletins once there are events to report.
The Union and Company have no dates set up for Bargaining as of this time . The Union will keep the Membership updated with dates as they become available.
The Union and Algoma have the dates of July 10th to July 13th set up for Bargaining in hopes of obtaining a new collective agreement.
The Union and Algoma recently met from July 10th to July 13th although some progress was made , we have some more work to do before presenting anything to the membership Some issues are on table including securing more ships for Unifor membership as well as wage and Benefit increases
The Union will keep the membership informed with Bargaining dates when they become avaible