Machinists Sign New Deal with Rolls Royce

Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 869 have ratified a new collective agreement with Rolls Royce Canada by a margin of 59.6 per cent.
The three-year agreement provides wage increases 2.5 per cent in each of the first two years and 3 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include :
• Reduced time for new probationary employees
• Employers contribution to drug insurance for retirees age 65 and over increased from $300 to $335 for the first year of the agreement
The 835 members overhaul and repair jet turbine engines for the aviation industry.
IAMAW, among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, represents more than 700,000 active and retired members, and administers more than 5,000 contracts in transportation, woodworking, aerospace, manufacturing and defense related industries.