August 10, 2017

Lakehead Motors owner goes on vacation – abdicates responsibility

8 August, 2017 For immediate release Thunder Bay, ON – IAM members in Thunder Bay remain on strike as the owner of Lakehead Motors has gone on vacation. “This is serious business,” said Pete Topetto, Directing Business Representative of IAM Local Lodge 1120 in Thunder Bay, “and the owner is pretending that by going away, the problem doesn’t exist,” he said. Local Lodge 1120 has been on strike since August

Machinists ratify new deal with Half-Way Mazda Motors

Wednesday 9 August, 2017 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, ON – Half-Way Mazda Motors auto dealership in Thunder Bay has ratified a new collective agreement with IAM Local Lodge 1120. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 percent in the first year and 2.5 percent in the following two years for all Schedule A and Schedule C classification workers including Technicians, body men and painters. Wage increases begin in