Cascade Aerospace workers in Abbotsford, B.C., sign new agreement

Wage hikes, improved schedules, higher per diems part of deal: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 06/29/2018
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Workers at Cascade went on strike in 2014 for 11 weeks, according to Unifor. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Unifor, Local 114 members working at Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford, British Columbia, ratified a new three-year collective agreement on June 21.

“Unifor members are pivotal to Canada’s aerospace sector,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. “Our members make high-quality products that attract investment that drives job creation in communities large and small.”

Among other gains, the new contract includes a cost-of-living increase to wages, improved health and safety language, better scheduling provisions and a boost to per diems for work outside Canada, said the union.

“Our bargaining committee did a great job and they should be proud,” said Unifor Local 114 Plant Chair Steve Frank. “This contract is an important step forward and it builds off of our hard work and solidarity.”

Workers at Cascade went on strike in 2014 for 11 weeks, according to Unifor.

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