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Solid Wage Increases in Carmanah Agreement

Monday September 23, 2013     For Immediate Release     Surrey, BC – Solid wage increases highlight the latest IAM collective agreement with Carmanah Industries.   The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2 per cent in the second and third year and 2.5 per cent in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include : • $200 lump sum payment to each members

Sulzer Pumps Signs New Deal with Machinists

Monday September 23, 2013     For Immediate Release     Burnaby, BC – Any concern that Sulzer Pumps would close its Burnaby Service Centre have disappeared. “The concerns during the last collective agreement were fueled by significant layoffs that saw our number reduced to ten members,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Business Paul Pelletreau.   “Although manufacturing was eliminated at the Burnaby location, the plant’s responsibilities for

Machinists Ratify New Deal with Compass Canada

Friday September 13, 2013     For Immediate Release     Stratford, ON – Members of Canada’s oldest lodge, IAM Local Lodge 103, have ratified a new collective agreement with Compass Canada.   The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.1 percent in each year. In addition the agreement provides improved contract language.   The members provide custodial services at two locations in Stratford.     -30-      

Machinists Ratify Deal with Superior Dodge Chrysler!

Friday September 6, 2013   For Immediate Release     Sault Ste. Marie, ON – “This was a good set of negotiations with General Manager Greg LeFave and it produced an agreement the members are happy with,” said a pleased IAM Grand Lodge Representative Gary Hynes.    The new four –year collective agreement between IAM Local Lodge 2332 and Superior Dodge Chrysler Jeep provides wage increases of 3 per cent

Machinists Get Creative with Brunette Machinery Deal!

Friday September 6, 2013   For Immediate Release     Prince George, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have a new four-year collective agreement with Brunette Machinery Company Inc.   “This is the first collective agreement we have negotiated under the new company that was created in May of this year,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Dale Gentile. “We sat down with management and came up

Timken-Machinists Sign New Deal

Friday September 6, 2013   For Immediate Release     Prince George, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Timken Company.   The new agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year as well as a $1.00/hour wage top-up for every classification up to and including C and CNC1, in the first year. Other agreement highlights include :

Machinists Sign Five-Year Deal with Cobalt Industries

Friday September 6, 2013 For Immediate Release     Prince George, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Cobalt Industries Ltd (formerly North Central Machine Works).   The agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each of the first two years and 3 per cent in the third, fourth and fifth year respectively. Pension contribution increases are $2.25/each hour

Machinists Ratify New Deal with Cullen Diesel Power Group

Wednesday August 28, 2013     For Immediate Release     Surrey, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with Cullen Diesel Power Group.   The agreement provides for wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include : • Letter of Understanding implemented-four days on four days off – 12 hour shift premium increased to $2.00/hour • Dental

Last Offer avoids Strike at Avcorp!

Wednesday August 28, 2013   For Immediate Release     Vancouver, BC – “Difficult does not begin to describe this round of bargaining,” explained former IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Stan Pickthall. He was commenting on the ratification by members of IAM Local Lodge 692 of the last offer from Avcorp Industries. The acceptance by the membership avoided strike action for the 2nd tier aerospace supplier.   “Our

Machinists Organize Staybridge Inn Workers!

Thursday August 15, 2013     For Immediate Release     Mississauga, ON – Despite a very anti-union campaign by their employer, workers at the Staybridge Inn and Suites in Mississauga decided to join the IAM!   “The workers saw through their employer’s deceptions and false promises and voted accordingly,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “Organizers Roy Bhansingh and Phoenix Yuan did a great job reassuring the