November 17, 2021

Local 2418 members at Towne Ford unanimously happy with new deal

Miramichi, NB – After a “contract hand-off”, a deal was reached between members of IAM Local 2418 and their employer, Towne Ford. Grand Lodge Representative Rick Arsenault began negotiating the new contract before his retirement at the end of October. As his replacement, Matt Barnable came in the union went back into conciliation with a clear mandate from the members.” “Our members were very sure about what they wanted to

Local 835 members reach agreement with Clow Canada

Saint John, NB – Production, maintenance, material handlers, millwrights and machine operators at Canada’s only fire hydrant manufacturer voted to accept the new agreement which brought numerous improvements. Pensions, wages, benefits and vacation selection were some of the main issues for the LL835 members. Increases for orthodontics, especially for braces, a shift premium increase and long-service bonuses were all negotiated. Grand Lodge Representative Rick Arsenault negotiated the contract despite a