Canadian Manufacturing

Tenneco, USW ink labour contract for Cambridge, Ont. plant

The three-year deal provides wage and pension increases in each year of the contract



CAMBRIDGE, Ont.—The United Steelworkers union (USW) ratified a three-year collective agreement with automotive supplier and after-market parts maker Tenneco Automotive in Cambridge.

The new contract, which runs until February 2018, was ratified February 18. The company employs about 430 employees at the Cambridge, Ont. Tenneco plant who manufacture vehicle exhaust systems and emission control products.

USW Local 2894 President Tony Koski says the deal provides wage and pension increases in each year of the contract, as well as improvements in benefits and contract language.

The union rebuffed the employer’s proposal to create a two-tier pension system that would have excluded workers from its current defined benefit pension.

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