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Machinists ratify new deal with Alternative Belting Enterprises

Monday July 17, 2017 For Immediate Release   Langley, B.C. – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified a new collective agreement with Alternative Belting Enterprises in British Columbia. The one-year agreement provides wage increases of 9.37 per cent bringing the members wage rate to $41.69 per hour. Other agreement high lights include: An additional $1.38 per hour into their IAM Labour-Management Pension bringing the company contribution to $4.05

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Machinists ratify new deal with Badanai Motors

Monday July 17, 2017 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Badanai Motors. The three-year agreement provides average wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second year and 3 per cent in the third year. Other agreement high lights include: 5 per cent increase in employer contributions to the

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First contract strike avoided at Sisley Honda

Tuesday July 11, 2017 For Immediate Release Thornhill, ON – “If we hadn’t ratified this deal last night we would have been on the street with picket signs this morning,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Jim Snider. The 55 newest members of IAM Local Lodge 235 ratified their first collective agreement with Sisley Honda which provides significant wage increases over the life of the contract. “Wages were all

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Machinists Ratify with Symphony Living

  Thursday July 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Clarington, ON – The latest collective agreement was music to the ears of IAM Local Lodge 1295 employed by Symphony Living Retirement Home. The Multi-year agreement provides wage increases of ten per cent over the life of the contract. Other agreement highlights include: Increase in employer contributions to the IAM Pension plan in the last year of the agreement Increase Life Insurance

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IAM ratifies Markham Acura deal

Thursday July 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Markham, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Markham Acura. The two-year agreement provides wage increase of 2 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include: A supplementary wage increase of $1.00 per hour based on the Platinum level of the Honda Training Certification Additional sick days Footwear allowance now $125 per year instead

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IAM campaign to organize WestJet takes off!

Thursday June 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The IAM campaign to organize WestJet Customer Service Agents and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers across Canada has entered its next phase. “The culture at WestJet has changed,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 Organizer Sam Jabbar. “WestJet employees are telling us that the days of a family atmosphere in their workplace have gone, replaced by a corporate attitude that’s only interested

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Machinists ratify new agreement with Purewood Inc.

Wednesday June 28, 2017   For Immediate Release   Brampton, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new multi-year agreement with Purewood Inc. The deal provides wage increases totaling 11.5 per cent over the life of the agreement. The most significant component of the agreement is the inclusion of the IAM pension plan with increased employer contributions in each year. The agreement also features improved vacation

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CAE-Machinists ink new contract!

Monday June 26, 2017 For Immediate Release   Moose Jaw, SASK – The members of IAM Local Lodge 32 have ratified a multi-year agreement with CAE in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Cold Lake, Alberta. The multi-year deal, ratified by a margin of 68 per cent, provides wage increases totaling 13 per cent over the life of the agreement including pay retro-active to last year. Other agreement highlights include; Per diems

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St John’s Swissport membership embraces new deal

Tuesday June 20, 2017   For Immediate Release   St. John’s, NL – The negotiations began with an 85 per cent rejection of the final and global offer by the employer and ended with an 84 per cent acceptance by the membership. “In between we rejected lump sum payments in lieu of retro pay and refused wage offers that were insulting,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Ken

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Machinists ratify new deal with Country Inn

Friday June 16, 2017   For Immediate Release   Oakville, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1295 have ratified a new collective agreement with Country Inn of Oakville. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 4 per cent in the first year, 3 per cent in the second year and 3.2 per cent in the third year. The agreement also adds vision care of $250.00 every 24 months to

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