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Machinists Ratify New Deal with Asten Johnson

Thursday February 4, 2016


For Immediate Release


Kanata, On – Members of IAM Local Lodge 412 have ratified at a new 5-year collective agreement with Asten Johnson Incorporated.

Although the ratification obtain an 88 per cent acceptance, the deal was struck just hours before a strike deadline. “This was a very difficult round of bargaining and the negotiation committee deserves tremendous credit for getting this deal,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Gary Hynes.

The agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year and a .6 per cent increase in pension plan contributions over the five year period. Other agreement highlights include:

  • Increased vision care benefits
  • Increased safety boot allowance
  • Improved contract language
  • The ability to compare benefit package coverage for better rates


The 99 members manufacture coated fabrics for the roofing and building industry.




For further information:

Gary Hynes – IAM Grand Lodge Representative


Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications

416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9875