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Machinists Unanimous with Vancouver Honda Deal!

Wednesday September 25, 2013     For Immediate Release     Vancouver, BC – “In all of my years as a union representative, this makes the first time the membership have ratified a tentative agreement by 100 per cent,” exclaimed a surprised Andrew Tricker. The IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative was referring to the recent ratification by members of IAM Local Lodge 1857 of a new collective agreement with

Machinists Ratify with Safran Electronics Canada

Wednesday September 25, 2013     For Immediate Release     Peterborough, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 905 have ratified a new collective agreement with Safran Electronics Canada Inc.   “This is a good agreement across the board for all of our members, considering the new benefit improvements that are in addition to the GWI,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Bill Shipman.   The four-year deal provides wage

Westcan Industries Signs agreement with Machinists

Tuesday September 24, 2013     For Immediate Release     Port Coquitlam, BC  – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified a new collective agreement with Westcan Industries.    The new three-year deal provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year as well as an increase in employer pension contributions of five cents an hour in each year.    The ten members consist of CNC Technicians

Machinists Weigh in with new Mettler Toledo Agreement

Tuesday September 24, 2013     For Immediate Release     Vancouver, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 weighed the pros and cons and have ratified a new collective agreement with Mettler Toledo.   The new three-year agreement provides wage increases of 4 per cent in the first year, 2 per cent in the second year and 2 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include :

Concessions dropped in New Deal with Pacific Industrial!

Monday September 23, 2013     For Immediate Release   Richmond, BC – “The new owner of Pacific Industrial Scale, Avery Weightronix, wanted reduced overtime rates and the elimination of a floating holiday, and that was just for starters, “ explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Paul Pelletreau. “We made it very clear there would be no agreement with these or any other concessions.”   The result was a

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