Machinists Build on Past Agreements to Improve Wages!

For Immediate Release
Duncan, BC – Building on wages won in the last collective agreement, Journeyman members of IAMAW Local Lodge 692 employed at Duncan Iron Works, continue to enjoy among the top rates for Machinists on Vancouver Island.
“We built upon the success of the last collective agreement and our tradesmen now earn $31.50 an hour plus an additional $3.15 to the LL692 pension plan,” explained IAMAW District Lodge 250 Business Representative Alastair Haythornthwaite.
The new three-year agreement provides for wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year and 2 per cent in the second and third year. The agreement also includes Cost of Living Allowance protection to 3 per cent in the third year.
The eight members manufacture custom metal components for industry across Canada.
IAMAW, among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, represents more than 700,000 active and retired members, and administers more than 5,000 contracts in transportation, woodworking, aerospace, manufacturing and defense related industries.