Monday 11 January, 2021
For Immediate Release
Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Dominion Motors GMC & Buick. The agreement was ratified on 23 December, 2020.
The three-year agreement provides Mechanics, Body men and Painters under Schedule A classification with wage increases of 2.0 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second year and 2.5 per cent in the third year. The increases also apply to the members’ pension plan.
Parts Department employees and Shippers and Receivers under Schedule B Classification will receive a wage increase of 2.0 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second year and 2.5 per cent in the third year, as well as the same pension improvement.
General Helpers, Undercoaters, Lubricators and Washmen under Schedule C Classification received the same increases
“It was challenging to negotiate an agreement during the COVID-19 pandemic, but all sides persevered and we got the deal done,” explained IAM Directing Business Representative Pete Topetto.
The agreement also includes many benefits and language improvements.
The IAM represents workers at seven auto dealerships in Thunder Bay. They are among more than 1,500 members at auto and truck dealerships on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland of British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort Frances, Sault Ste. Marie, Markham, Toronto, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.
For further information:
Pete Topetto – Directing Business Representative IAM Local Lodge 1120