HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today workers at a Navistar Canada Inc. ratified an agreement that significantly addresses an unfair wage structure at their workplace.
Members of Unifor Local 504, on strike since September 29, accepted an agreement that avoided the establishment of a third tier of wages, and considerably closed the gap between the existing two tiers.
Navistar is a parts distribution centre in Hannon, Ontario with approximately 30 unionized employees.
"This is a good agreement that means young and older workers alike will be paid more fairly," said Dave Reston, President of Local 504. "Our members stood up for their rights, and the rights of the next generation of workers."
Navistar Canada Inc., formerly International Truck and Engine Corporation, is the distribution facility that serve as the parts distribution centre for eastern Canada to support International® and IC Bus™ vehicles, MaxxForce® diesel engines and all makes of commercial trucks.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.