Members of Local 698 working at heavy vehicle parts distributor TW Distribution Centre in Longueuil, Quebec unanimously ratified a tentative agreement reached on January 18.
The three-year agreement includes wage increases in each year at a rate of three and a half, two and two per cent. Non-monetary clauses were also strengthened to provide greater scheduling flexibility to take care of family needs and schedule changes for certain positions.
A letter of agreement was added to the new agreement aimed at alleviating the impact on schedules during repair work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La-Fontaine bridge-tunnel. Other gains include the introduction of a drug card and a new defined contribution pension plan with a maximum employer contribution of five per cent if the member participates.
The warehouse is located in Longueuil, on the south shore of Montreal and employs 47 members.