Please ensure a notice gets posted in each workplace announcing the results of the ratification vote.
We are pleased the membership acknowledges the hard work done by your bargaining committee. This has been a very difficult process due to the restructuring by the manufactures as well as the intense competition within the car hauling industry. Our number one goal was to get control of the Pension plan and put Allied workers themselves back as trustees to monitor the plan going forward.
Thru out the bargaining it was made clear that this employer must change its culture. There is a need to be credible, in dealing with equipment issues and respectful in dealing with its employees. The CAW and all Local Unions brought credibility to the bargaining table and now it is up to Allied to bring it to its employees.
The results of the ratification vote held on Sunday December 19thwere as follows:
Office workers agreement was 79 per cent in favour and Driver’s/Mechanic’s agreement was 65 per cent in favour the agreement will expiry on January 10, 2014.
On behalf of all Local union leadership and myself, Ken Lewenza and Bob Chernecki we wish each member a Merry Christmas and hope everyone gets some quality family time during the Holidays.
5 Executive Place
Kitchener, ON. N2P 2N4