Boart Longyear ratifies with Machinists

Boart Longyear ratifies with Machinists

Wednesday August 30, 2017

For Immediate Release

North Bay, ON – “It took thirty years but the members of IAM Local Lodge 2412 at Boart Longyear finally have a paid lunch break,” said a pleased IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin.

“It may sound rather odd, most people take a paid lunch for granted but it was a big win for these members,” added Martin.

The paid lunch was just one of the many improvements that high light the new three-year agreement. The agreement provides a $1,000 lump sum wage increase in the first year and 1.5 per cent in each of the remaining two years. Other agreement high lights include:

  • Family Day added as a holiday
  • Increased shift premiums
  • Paid lunch break
  • Increased safety glasses and safety boot allowances
  • Custom hearing protection now paid by employer
  • Vacation restrictions now lifted
  • Bereavement leave extended
  • Regular hours of work
  • Afternoon shift now four ten-hour days creating three-day weekends

The 120 members manufacture custom drilling equipment for the Canadian mining industry.





For further information:
Ralph Martin – IAM Grand Lodge Representative
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765