Machinists Achieve Five Years of Stability at Messier-Dowty!

Monday January 26, 2009
For Immediate Release
St. Laurent, QC – Both the workers and the company are viewed as winners in the latest contract agreement signed by the members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1758 and Messier-Dowty.
“Recognizing the current global economic situation, I feel we were able to negotiate a contract that will ensure the financial stability of our members and the company for the next five years,” explained IAMAW District 11 Business Representative Claude Boisvert. “The bargaining committee and the membership are to be congratulated for this contract because it was their understanding of the critical issues at stake during this round of negotiations that made ratification of the agreement possible.”
The five-year agreement provides a signing bonus of $1,000.00 and wage increases of 2 per cent in the first year retroactive to January 1, 2009, 2.25 per cent in the second year, 2.5 per cent in the third year, 2.75 per cent in fourth year and 3 per cent in the fifth year.
Other agreement highlights include :
• Increased employer’s pension plan contribution
• Increased vacation
• Increased Vision Care Benefits
• Increased Sick Leave Benefits
The 138 members at the Mirabel facility northwest of Montréal design and manufacture landing gear for aircraft manufacturers worldwide.