Wednesday February 1, 2017
For Immediate Release
North Vancouver, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1857 have ratified their first collective agreement with Destination Chrysler.
“You may not think that a zero per cent wage increase in the first year means nothing but this was a first contract and the wage scale grid we negotiated starts them at a wage which is significantly better than what they were getting before joining the IAM,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Andrew Tricker.
The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.5 per cent in the second year and 2 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include:
- Apprenticeship schooling including books will be paid by employer
- Pension plan language now in place
The 25 members consist of mechanics, parts personnel, lot staff and service writers.
The IAM represents workers at more than 25 auto dealerships on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland of British Columbia.