Monday July 4, 2016
For Immediate Release
Lachine, QC – A strike by members of IAM Local Lodge 869 has been avoided at Rolls Royce Canada.
“The membership turned down the last company offer by a healthy margin and we were headed for a strike,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Gerald Tremblay. “I think the threat of a work disruption and the bargaining committee’s determination not to give in went a long way to getting this agreement.”
The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.75 per cent in each of the first three years and 3 per cent in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include :
- Increased evening and night shift premiums
- Increased paid Christmas Holidays
- Increased annual vacations
- Increased union training fund
- Reduction of probation period for new hires
The 640 members are technicians who specialize in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of jet engines.
For further information:
Gerald Tremblay – IAM Grand Lodge Representative
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331/416-735-9765