FFAW-Unifor members at Altera (Atlantic) Management ULC have voted overwhelmingly to accept a tentative deal reached between the bargaining committee and company on October 26th, 2023. With the assistance of federal mediation and conciliation, members are pleased to find a resolution to the protracted, 20-month bargaining process.
The company resumed face-to-face negotiations following the announcement from the Union last month that members had entered a strike position.
“Our members provided their bargaining committee with a clear mandate on what was important to them, and they voted in favour of accepting this new deal. It was a long, tense situation for our members with Altera, and we’re pleased that we were able to get back to the table and achieve a favourable deal without having to withdraw services,” says Greg Pretty, FFAW-Unifor President.
Sixty-six (66) FFAW-Unifor members form the bargaining unit at Altera, representing half of all crew on the three (3) shuttle tankers that transport crude oil for the offshore petroleum industry.
“I want to recognize our members at Altera who do critical work in the Newfoundland and Labrador petroleum industry, as well as recognize the bargaining committee for their stellar work in the face of adversity. This bargaining unit has been in place since the very beginning of the offshore oil and gas industry in our province. Together, these 66 members have shown that when we stick together, we stand stronger and achieve results that we can be proud off,” Pretty concludes.