Steelworkers ratify agreement with Trenergy Inc.

    ST. CATHARINES, ON, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW)
Ontario/Atlantic Director Wayne Fraser announced Monday that 105 members of
USW Local 6519 have ratified a new, three-year agreement with St. Catharines
boiler manufacturer Trenergy Inc.
    The agreement increases current wages of $22.68 by a total of nine per
cent over the life of the contract. Improvements have also been made to
pensions, vision care, paid holidays, premiums for work done in confined
spaces, along with early retiree group benefit coverage.
    Trenergy has recently had a change in ownership and Local 6519 President
Joe Kocis says part of the focus in bargaining was to establish a good working
relationship between the new company and the union.
    "The end result is a quality agreement for our members and we look
forward to working with the new owners," Kocis said.

    Canada's most diverse union, the USW represents more than 280,000 men and
women working in every sector of the economy

For further information:

For further information: Carrie Robinson (USW Representative), (905)
545-3008, ext. 29

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