The new agreement provides for improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions, including for temporary workers. It was adopted by a margin of 58% and expires on June 30, 2019. Unifor represents nearly 400 people on the platform. “This is hard work in one of the toughest environments in the world and we are very proud to represent offshore oil industry workers,” said Dave Moffat, Assistant To the President at Unifor. “We hope that this agreement will help make this complex task more stable in the short and long term.” ST. JOHN`S, January 7, 2015 /CNW/- Employees of the offshore oil rig hibernia, represented by Unifor, have entered into a new collective agreement with their employer. “This was an extremely difficult round of negotiations,” said Lana Payne, Regional Director of Unifor Atlantic. “There is no doubt that we still have some unresolved problems in the workplace, and I can guarantee that the union will work hard to resolve them for the duration of the agreement.” Brian Murphy, representative of the Unifor National Staff, commended the negotiating team for their hard work. “We have made improvements and look forward to building on this agreement.” Unifor is Canada`s largest private sector union and represents more than 305,000 workers, including nearly 12,000 in the energy sector. It was born on Labour Day 2013, when the Canadian Auto Workers and the communications, energy and paper workers unions merged. Unifor stands up for the protection of its members and plays a leading role in building prosperous, secure jobs and a strong economy so that all Canadian workers have a good job, a decent standard of living and greater equality.
Unifor represents nearly 400 workers on hibernia, the world`s largest offshore oil rig, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The new agreement strengthens the rollover differential, incentive premiums, travel reimbursement and leave rights. The contract, including wage increases, is part of Unifor`s national energy model agreement, which is negotiated across the country and implemented across the country. ST. JOHN`S – Unifor Local 2121 members have ratified a four-year collective agreement that represents an 11.75 per cent increase over the term of the contract.