Machinists Ink New Agreement With Lounsbury

Miramichi, NB – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2418 have ratified a new collective agreement with Lounsbury Company Ltd. (Chevrolet). The three – year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in the first year retroactive to September 1, 2009, and two six month increases of one per cent in each of the remaining two years.
Other agreement highlights include :
• Parts and Service employees receive a $100 annual boot allowance
• Creation of new positions in Parts Department and Outside Sales
• Improved language dealing with ee uniform allotments for all employees
• New language for certain service employees regarding uniforms
• Overtime lunch money provision increased from $10 to $12
• Creation of a Sick Bank to a maximum of 6 days per year
• Credit of banked days paid out at the end of each year
• Amalgamation of three classifications into three general service

The 20 members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2418 employed by Lounsbury, consist of automotive mechanics, technicians, service advisors, drivers, lot attendants and stores clerks.