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Canadian CEP Sets Oil Pattern with Suncor

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12 July, 2005

The Communications, Energy, Paperworkers Union of Canada picked Suncor Energy last month as the pattern-setter for this year’s round of oil talks. That means some 10,000 CEP members at five majors and several smaller companies will have similar terms in pay hikes, shift increases and other wage-related premiums at their bargains. General pay hikes agreed to at Suncor are 3%, 3.5% and 3% over three years. The Suncor agreement has a unique company contribution to CEP’s Humanity Fund, the union’s assistance fund to workers in developing nations. Union leaders have made it clear that CEP members across Canada’s oil sector are determined to get the same terms as those achieved at Suncor.