TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - After 4 ½ months of negotiations, the 470
members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 3018 ratified a new collective
agreement December 21, 2012.
Local 3018 of the CAW represents the mine workers at Gibraltar Mines in
Williams Lake, BC a subsidiary of Teseko Mines. The vote was 88% in
favour of acceptance.
Wage and benefit improvements average more than 14% over the 4 year term
retroactive to the the expiry of the collective agreement June 1, 2012.
Many other improvements include a fairer process for training and the
selection of apprentices, an increase in premiums and comprehensive
anti-harassment language. There were no concessions.
Arnold Fontaine Chairperson of Local 3018 Negotiating Committee
comments, "This was our first negotiations with the CAW and we were
pleased with the outcome. There is no doubt that we bargained
everything we could short of a strike. Although the membership was more
than prepared to strike over the holidays, most were relieved this
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
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