Strike Avoided at Rolls Royce Canada

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