CAW members across Ontario approved new agreement by vote of 97 per cent
TORONTO—General Electric Canada and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union have ratified a three-year collective agreement for some 750 employees at a handful of Ontario facilities.
CAW members who work at GE facilities in Peterborough, Toronto, Arnprior and Burlington/Stoney Creek, Ont., approved the new agreement that includes wage, benefit and pension improvements by a vote of 97 per cent.
According to the CAW, approximately 600 of the total work at Peterborough, Ont., facility northeast of Toronto, while the remainder work at GE Hitachi Nuclear facilities in Toronto, Peterborough and Arnprior, and at service facilities in Burlington and Stoney Creek, Ont.
Wage increases, including cost of living allowance, are two per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second and three per cent in the final year, according to the union.