New Members at Transfreight as Machinists Expand Again!

Thursday April 30, 2009
For Immediate Release
Woodstock, ON – A drastic pay cut created a need for a collective agreement and the workers at Transfreight Logistics turned to the IAMAW for help.
“The employer used the recession as an excuse to cut the wages of each employee here by $1.50/hour,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “If the wages were cut once the workers feared the employer would do it again. Our Apprentice Organizer Derek Ferguson was instrumental in this organizing victory. He advised the workers that a collective agreement would protect their wages and prevent the employer from cutting wages just because they felt like it.”
The 55 members perform warehouse and stores related duties at the Woodstock facility which services the automotive industry in southern Ontario.