Machinists sign first agreement with Bombardier Tube!

Friday February 6, 2009
For Immediate Release
Montréal, QC – The newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1758 have ratified their first collective agreement with Bombardier Tube Centre.
“The biggest challenge facing the negotiating committee was establishing a wage scale that would satisfy the membership,” explained IAMAW District 11 Business Representative Claude Boisvert. “The committee did an outstanding job considering they had no negotiation experience. More than two thirds of the membership will have a wage increase ranging between 16 to 34 per cent over the life of the three-year deal, while others will receive a smaller percentage increase or a lump sum payment.”
Other agreement highlights include :
• A 4 x 10 schedule for the evening team
• A summer schedule for the day team
• A $200 allowance for personal eye glasses
• Possibility to bank time up to 40 hours
• A three-day pre-retirement course paid by the employer
• 100 per cent paid Generic medication coverage
The 65 members manufacture tubing used in the assembly of aircraft at Bombardier facilities in the Montréal area.