Monday March 21, 2016
For Immediate Release
Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2309 have ratified a two-year wage re-opener agreement and secured the first year of the next contract with Lockheed Martin Canada. “The wage re-opener involves the fourth and fifth years of the current five-year agreement while securing a wage increase in the first year of the next collective agreement,” explained IAM Transportation District 140 President and Directing General Chairperson Fred Hospes.
The first year of the wage re-opener provides a wage increase of 3 per cent effective January 18, 2016 and a wage increase in the second year of 3 per cent effective January 16, 2017. The agreement also includes two lump payments totaling $2,500.00 and a 3 per cent wage increase effective January 15, 2018.
“I can’t say enough about the efforts of our bargaining team,” said Hospes. “They were tenacious in their determination to achieve a good deal for our members and it paid off.”
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions began engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations in Montreal in 2013 after purchasing the former Aveos engine shop The Montréal facility provides full MRO services and back shop repairs for CFM56-2 and -5 and CF 34 engines as well as other commercial and military aircraft engines.
For further information:
Fred Hospes – IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 President and Directing General Chairperson – 604-448-0721/778-829-8140
Bill Trbovich –IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765