HomeNational

Niagara Region steelworkers get new contract

By: The Canadian Press

 | May 27, 2014 - 11:57 AM |
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - United Steelworkers members at two factories in the Niagara Region have ratified new three-year contracts that include pay raises and improved pensions with their employers.

USW members at Johnson Matthey Precision Castings in St. Catharines, Ont., approved a new contract that will provide wage increases totalling more than 5.75 over the deal.

The agreement also includes improvements in benefits, pensions, shift premiums and a $1.65 hourly increase to the entry-level wage for new workers in addition to the general wage hikes.

USW members at PanAbrasive Inc. in nearby Welland, Ont., negotiated a new contract with total wage increases of more than 5.25 per cent over the term of the contract.

The Steelworkers union says the new agreement also provides a 20 per cent increase in PanAbrasive's contributions to the employees' retirement savings plan, benefit improvements and stronger contract language on workers' rights.

The union says the new collective agreements were overwhelmingly by USW members at both plants.

Reader's Feedback

NorthernLife.ca may contain content submitted by readers, usually in the form of article comments. All reader comments and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of NorthernLife.ca. The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that NorthernLife.ca has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to NorthernLife.ca to report any objectionable content by using the "report abuse" link found in the comments section of this web site. Comment Guidelines


comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular

Local Business Directory