February 25, 2021

IAM Members at Local 235 Sisley Honda ratify new contract with improvements

Members at Sisley Honda Local 235 ratified a new agreement. Highlights include annual wage increases, increases to the IAM defined benefit pension plan, increases to technician training bonus, improved scheduling and hours of rest between shifts and a reduced sunset clause on discipline. The 55 members include mechanics, service technicians, service advisors, service cashier/hostess, detailers, carwash/valet, lube technicians and custodians. The IAM represents more than 1500 members employed in the

New Agreement at Mettler Toledo brings gains to IAM Local 235 members

Last week the members of IAM Local 235 working at Mettler Toledo ratified a new Collective Agreement. In addition to annual wage increases, the membership voted for increases to Pension, safety boots, and dental coverage. As with most ratifications during the pandemic, this one was also held virtually. Our 23 highly skilled members at Mettler Toledo work throughout southern Ontario and as far north as Thunder Bay, installing, maintaining and

Paid Sick Days: Critical to Curbing COVID-19

Our battle with COVID seems to be far from over. As new variants emerge, and provinces struggle to reduce transmission rates, public debate continues over what else, if anything, can be done to curb the virus. The federal government has rolled out different programs, and provided financial assistance to provinces in the fight against COVID-19. Despite millions having been given to each of the provinces, most have used federal money