As you know, on November 22, 2023, we reached a tentative agreement with the Canada Energy Regulator to conclude this round of collective bargaining. 

We believe we have reached the best deal possible in what has been a challenging round of negotiations.

This agreement must now be ratified by the NEB Group membership via an electronic vote. All regular members in good standing will receive the voting instructions by email. 

Voting will be open from January 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM to January 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM. 

The following documents provide details on your new agreement. It’s important you read these before voting or reaching out to the bargaining team with any questions.

Highlights of this tentative agreement include:

  • 12.5% wage increase over 4 years (compounded to 13.14%).
  • $2,500 one-time lump sum payment (pensionable).
  • The rolling in of the Calgary Allowance into base salary for all members. The rate of the roll-in is 3.25% with the benefit of it being pensionable.
  • An overhaul of the Performance Pay structure.
  • Expansion of the eligibility threshold for Market Allowance. Leaves of less than 3 months will no longer reduce the allowance amount. 
  • Improved vacation leave accrual.
  • Improvements to the use and access of banked time.
  • New paid leave for traditional Indigenous practices.

A “Yes” vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted), and the employer will have a period varying between 180 and 460 days to implement them (this includes any retro pay).

A “No” vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the NEB Group Bargaining Team to pursue further negotiations, with a high likelihood of heading to arbitration.

If you have any questions, please email us at Again, please read the above documents before contacting us with questions.

In solidarity,

Your NEB Bargaining Team