TORONTO, June 24, 2012 /CNW/ - CAW members who work at Bombardier's de
Havilland facility in Downsview, Ontario today ratified two new
collective agreements that provide wage, benefit and pension gains as
well as retirement incentives.
CAW Local 112 represents 1,800 production and skilled trades workers at
the aerospace facility. They voted 87 per cent in favour of the
CAW Local 673 represents 450 office, technical and professional workers
who overall voted 70 per cent in favour of the agreement at a meeting
The new agreements provide an increase of more than seven per cent in
average earnings, including projected cost of living allowance, over
the three years. They also provide a 9.7 per cent increase in basic
pension, two separate increases in current retirees pensions, as well
as several improvements in benefits.
Jerry Dias, assistant to the CAW president, said protecting job security
was key to reaching an agreement.
"In addition to the strong economic package, the most important issue
was preservation of our job security clause," Dias said. "Solid job
security protections are not only crucial to our members, but also to
the future well being of our members' families and the communities
where they live."
CAW Local 112 Plant Chairperson Merv Gray said: "in today's tough
economic climate we continued to make progress in terms of pensions,
wages and benefits. We have protected the future for current workers
and helped laid off members return to work as well as create new jobs
with the assembly of the Global 7000/8000 jet," Gray said.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
Jerry Dias, assistant to the CAW President, cell, 416-315-1576 or CAW Communications, John McClyment, cell, 416-315-3202.