Carter Dodge Signs New Agreement with Machinists!

For Immediate Release
Burnaby, BC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1857 have ratified a new collective agreement with Carter Dodge Chrysler Limited.
“Wage increases of 2 percent in each year of a three-year deal tipped the balance for the membership,” explained IAMAW District Lodge 250 Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “Technician bonus calculations and staffing issues for the Parts Department were also addressed to the members’ satisfaction.”
The tool allowance, which allows for $300.00 for hand tools, has now been improved with the addition of $100 for air tools.
“A new skill level bonus of $1.00 per hour will now be paid to all Technicians who complete Chrysler Level 2,” said Gerlach “It’s expected all of the Technicians will achieve this proficiency by the end of the year.”
The 38 members include mechanics, technicians, general labourers’ and parts department staff.
The IAMAW represents workers at more than 35 auto dealerships in the lower mainland of British Columbia and on Vancouver Island.