The United Steelworkers union reports employees at Ivaco Rolling Mills in L’Orignal have ratified new collective agreements, “providing improved wages, benefits and other significant gains.”
The new contract covers members of the USW Locals 7940 and 8784, 370 people, says a February 14 statement from the union. The negotiations were “challenging but professional,” Marty Warren said in the release. The new agreements include “enhanced contracting-out protections for workers, improvements to benefits such as long-term disability coverage, vision care and life insurance, a new provision for mental health awareness training and improvements in contract language.”
The statement says employees in trades positions will receive wage increases ranging from $3.82 to $7.11 per hour, and production employees will see wage increases between $1.50 per hour and $3 per hour.
The union says members of Local 9740, which represents “office, clerical, and technical” employees at Ivaco, will be negotiating an agreement later in the year.
The L’Orignal plant employs 475 people, according to the company’s website.
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