Machinists ratify new deal with Pinewood Ford

Machinists ratify new deal with Pinewood Ford

Monday July 31, 2017
For Immediate Release

Thunder Bay, ON – The largest auto dealership in Thunder Bay, Pinewood Ford, has ratified a new collective agreement with IAM Local Lodge 1120.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second year and 3 per cent in the third year for all Schedule A classification employees including Technicians, body men and painters. They will also receive an eight per cent increase in their IAM pension plan over the life of the agreement.

Parts personnel, shippers and receivers will receive wage increases of 2 per cent in each year and an eight per cent increase in their IAM pension plan over the life of the agreement. Installers will receive wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second year and three per cent in the third year. They will receive an eight per cent increase in their IAM 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 per cent in the second and third year respectively. They will also receive IAM pension plan increases of 2.5 per cent in the second year and three per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include updated contract language and a change in vacation language which now allows for three workers to be off on vacation at the same during prime time.

The 52 workers include technicians, body men, painters, 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

Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765

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