Epiroc Canada workers in North Bay, Ont., ratify new agreement

Pension payments rise, premiums increase: IAM
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/10/2019
Collective agreement
The 65 employees manufacture mining equipment such as top-hammer drilling equipment, exploration drilling tools, rotary drilling tools and horizontal directional drilling tools. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union (IAM) Local, 2412 ratified a new collective agreement on Jan. 8 with Epiroc Canada, formerly Atlas Copco.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases totaling $1.65 per hour over the life of the agreement, said IAM.

Other agreement highlights include an increase in pension payments to 12 per cent of earnings, new shift and lead-hand premium increases, payout for unused sick days and enhanced bargaining unit protection language, said the union.

The new contract also includes enhanced job posting, training, overtime and vacation language, as well as the employer now pays for medical notes, said IAM.

The 65 employees manufacture mining equipment such as top-hammer drilling equipment, exploration drilling tools, rotary drilling tools and horizontal directional drilling tools.

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