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Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Imperial Oil

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nanticoke—The Unifor bargaining committee representing workers at the Nanticoke Imperial Oil facility have reached a tentative collective agreement with the employer.

“I’m very proud of the skill shown by the bargaining team to get us a fair deal that matches the pattern Unifor set in the industry,” said Dan Valente, Unifor National Representative. “It was not easy but we achieved our main goals.”

Unifor bargained a pattern agreement for the energy and chemical sector in 2016. The Nanticoke agreement will be consistent with the gains made in the pattern agreement.

“It was important for this agreement to recognize the important contribution of Unifor members to the success of Imperial’s facility in Nanticoke,” said Keith Punchak, Unifor Local 900 President.

Local 900 represents 169 people working in operations, laboratory, maintenance instrumentation and electrical. The local’s membership will vote on the tentative agreement on Thursday, May 18. The current collective agreement expired over one year ago, and bargaining has been periodic since March 2016.

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at or 778-903-6549 (cell).