The Board of the HEA had previously ratified this agreement at its last meeting held on 21 June 2018. The new Collective Agreement is for a three-year term running form 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

The new Collective Agreement includes a 2.75% per year increase in the base wage rate, an increase in the Pension and Welfare Trust Fund tonnage assessment in each of the three years and extension of the current Mid-West Cargo rebate agreement for the term of the new Collective Agreement.

In addition, several operational improvements were agreed to including the implementation of a Port-Wide attendance policy, provisions for continuous truck operations, and greater flexibility with respect to assigning labour, training employees and contracting out certain automotive repairs.

We are pleased to see continued positive labour relations in the Port of Halifax. The dedicated, hard-working men and women working in our port community are vital to all port users and help contribute greatly to the overall regional economy.

said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority.