Thunder Bay, ON, September 2023 — IAM Local Lodge 1120 in Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the ratification of a renewed contract for our members at Half-Way Motors Mazda. The agreement, ratified on June 21, 2023, represents a significant milestone in securing fair wages and benefits for our members.
The renewed contract spans a three-year term, effective from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026, and focuses on enhancing wages and benefits. Year one will see a substantial 7% wage increase, followed by 5% increments in both the second and third years. Importantly, pension contributions will remain unchanged during the contract term, ensuring financial security for our members.
“In a meaningful step towards recognizing the importance of Truth & Reconciliation Day (September 30), our members will now enjoy this day as a paid floater day each year,” said Glenn Buchanan, Directing Business Representative of Local 1120. “Also, a boot allowance of $200 per year has been introduced to prioritize the safety and well-being of our members.”
We are proud to report that this renewal received unanimous support from our membership, with a 100% acceptance rate, emphasizing the strength and unity within our union.
IAM Local Lodge 1120 remains committed to championing the rights and well-being of our members. This contract renewal is a testament to our dedication to fair compensation, job security, and the continued support of our members at Half-Way Motors Mazda.
The IAM represents workers at seven auto dealerships in Thunder Bay. They are among more than 1,500 members at auto and truck dealerships on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland of British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort Frances, Sault Ste. Marie, Markham, Toronto, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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