Machinists ratify new deal with Half-Way Mazda Motors

Machinists ratify new deal with Half-Way Mazda Motors

Wednesday 9 August, 2017
For Immediate Release

Thunder Bay, ON – Half-Way Mazda Motors auto dealership in Thunder Bay has ratified a new collective agreement with IAM Local Lodge 1120.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 percent in the first year and 2.5 percent in the following two years for all Schedule A and Schedule C classification workers including Technicians, body men and painters. Wage increases begin in July 2017.

Parts personnel, shippers and receivers and installers will receive wage increases of 3/2/2 percent in each year and an eight percent increase in their IAM Multi-Employer Pension Plan over the life of the agreement.

Schedule C classifications or general helpers will receive a $ .75 an hour wage increase upon ratification and wage increases of 2.5 percent in the second and third year respectively. They will also receive IAM pension plan increases of 2.5 percent in the second year and three percent in the third year.

Other agreement highlights include updated contract language, bereavement leave and a change in vacation language which now allows for more workers to be off on vacation at the same during prime time. Vision care has also been enhanced for all workers.

Workers at Half-Way Mazda include technicians, parts personnel, shippers and receivers, installers and general helpers.

The IAM represents workers at seven auto dealerships in Thunder Bay, among the more than 1,500 members at auto and truck dealership on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland of British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort Frances, Sault Ste. Marie, Markham, Toronto, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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For further information:
Pete Topetto – IAM Local Lodge 1120 Directing Business Representative
807-475-4779/807-251-0600

Frank Saptel – Communications Representative
(416) 386-1789 / (416) 579-0481

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