Unifor ratifies collective agreement with Bombardier at Thunder Bay plant

Agreement includes wage increases for production and skilled trades workers, pension increases and a fold in cost of living allowance.

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Members of Unifor Local 1075 in Thunder Bay have ratified a three-year collective agreement with Bombardier.

The agreement includes a seven-day work week for key work stations at the plant and new classifications for Bombardier Academy Trainers.

Unifor Local 1075 President Dominic Pasqualino said such provisions will help with production of vehicles at the plant, including new streetcars being rolled out by the Toronto Transit Commission.

The agreement also includes a general wage increase of 10 cents per hour a year for production workers and 30 cents per hour for skilled trades, as well as pension increases each year and a fold in cost of living allowance. There are also increases to eyeglasses and other benefits.

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