Machinists have new deal with ABB Lachine!

Tuesday January 6, 2009
For Immediate Release
Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1660 employed by Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Incorporated of Lachine, Québec, have a new collective agreement.
The three-year deal provides for wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include :
•A signing bonus upon ratification of the agreement
•New classification of Fitter
•Creation of a summer schedule
•Three sickness days paid at 80 percent and if not used the days will be paid at 130 per cent
The nineteen members ratified the agreement by a margin of 88 per cent. The IAMAW also represents ABB employees at the St Laurent facility in suburban Montréal.