CAW Local 4003 members unanimously ratify
new contract at Coyote Terminals
November 12, 2005
National Council 4000 and Local 4003 are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement reached between the CAW and Coyote
Terminals Inc. was unanimously ratified by the Coyote membership.  National Council 4000 President Bob Fitzgerald said that the
agreement was a good deal for the membership and provides for the following highlights:

  • Wages will be increased by

    July 1, 2005   3%
    July 1, 2006   3%
    July 1, 2007   3%

  • A one time lump sum market adjustment payment of $500 net to each employee with 6 months service as at the date of ratification.

  • Group Health and Dental Plans Improved to a 60/40 spilt with the employer paying the greater

  • Increase afternoon shift differential from $1.25 to $1.40 per hour
    Increase evening shift differential from $1.75 to $1.90 per hour

  • Eye examinations increased from $35 every 24 months to $50 every 24 months

  • A subsidy of $35.00 per year for the cost of UV protection sunglasses

  • Two (2) paid personal days Leave

  • The General Holiday Floater Day to be taken at either the employee’s birthday or Christmas at the employee’s option

  • Vacation calculation entitlement clean up on a no harm to the employees.   

  • Increase in start rate from flat rate to 90% rate and full rate after 90 days.

  • Increase safety footwear subsidy from $125.00 to $165.00  

  • The company will match any employee RRSP contribution up to a maximum of 2.5% of gross income

  • Paid Education Leave

  • Improved time frames for supplying spring and winter gear.

  • Laid off employees receive an additional three months of seniority protection.

The Committee was also able to stave off the company’s concessionary proposals, one of which was the right to hire part time
employees.     

The Bargaining Committee consisted of Steve Boette, Regional Representative Sandra Prudames, National Staff Representative Brian
Stevens and Council President Bob Fitzgerald.  

In congratulating the committee on a great job, Fitzgerald said that bargaining is never easy and tough decisions must be made and that
this committee was up for that difficult challenge.  He made mention of how pleased the Council was in having National Staff
Representative Brian Stevens with his knowledge and talent at the table.  
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