Alliance Engineering Works employees in Victoria, B.C., ratify new deal

Wages rise in each year of three-year contract: Union
||Last Updated: 09/14/2017

Alliance Engineering Works in Victoria, B.C. has a new collective agreement Sept. 13 with the members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 456.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.1 per cent in the first year and two per cent in the second and third year respectively. The second and third year of the agreement also has cost-of-living allowance protection of 2.5 per cent, said the union.

Other agreement highlights include:

  • New prescription safety eyewear of one set per year,
  • New safety footwear allowance of $100 per year with a carry-over if not used,
  • Spray painting and galvanizing workers will receive an additional $1 per hour premium for every hour worked on top of their hourly wage.

The 14 members ratified the agreement by a margin of 83 per cent.

Alliance Engineering Works fabricates structural steel and miscellaneous metals, fabricates ornamental steel and it also erects structural steel for commercial and industrial structures.

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