Steelworkers ratify three-year agreement with Kubota Metal Corporation

    ORILLIA, ON, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW) Ontario/Atlantic
Director Wayne Fraser announced Wednesday that members of USW 9393 have voted
to accept a new, three-year collective agreement with Kubota Metal
    The package includes wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first and
second years and three per cent in year three. The 270 workers' monthly
pension formula increases by a three-year total of three dollars to $44 per
month per year of service.
    As well, improvements have been made to shift premiums, weekly indemnity,
boot allowance, life insurance and the employees' drug plan, along with better
dental and vision care coverage.
    "Kubota is a successful manufacturer of centrifugal tubing and
specialized pipe and our members are highly skilled in this unique field,"
said Fraser. "They deserve recognition for their contribution to this
    The Orillia manufacturer, also known as KMF, has been owned since 1990 by
the Kubota Corporation of Osaka, Japan.

    The USW represents more than 280,000 men and women working in every
sector of Canada's economy.

For further information:

For further information: John Chamelot (USW Staff Representative), (705)

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