Machinists ratify new deal with Wheaton Chevrolet

Machinists ratify new deal with Wheaton Chevrolet

Friday June 29, 2018

For Immediate Release


Victoria, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 456 have ratified a new collective agreement with Wheaton Chevrolet.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement high lights include:

  • Safety boot allowance increased to $150.00
  • Changes to contract language
  • Employer will pay half of the cost of hepatitis shots for members who work on ambulances
  • Medium/Heavy –Duty work premium increased by $ .50 an hour

The 42 members include mechanics, parts personnel, service writers and detail staff. The IAM represents workers at eight auto dealerships on Vancouver Island and at more than 25 dealerships in the BC interior and lower mainland.

The IAM represents more than 1500 workers at automotive dealerships in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.



For further information:
John Humphrey – IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #31/416-735-9765