The Greater Moncton International Airport Authority (GMIAA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have reached a five-year contract agreement.
The settlement followed several months of negotiations. The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) local 60605 voted by a majority in favor of ratifying the agreement on March 15th.
“We are proud of this agreement and of the relationship we have built with the employer,” says Jeannie Baldwin, PSAC Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President. “We look forward to continuing to work together in the spirit of fairness.”
The settlement gives an 11% increase over the five-year term of the new contract, through a combination of wage and defined contribution plan increases. PSAC represents the 25 full time, 16 seasonal and one term non-management employees at the GMIAA.
Bernard LeBlanc, President and CEO of the GMIAA, states “I am pleased to see both parties came to an agreement and that negotiations were smooth. I believe it shows the level of respect and collaboration that each of the parties had for each other throughout the process.”
The negotiation teams were led by Anna Goguen from PSAC and Natasha Ostaff from the GMIAA.
This is the 5th set of contract negotiations for the Union since the Authority took over the Airport from Transport Canada in 1997.