Increases to wages, equipment allowance part of new ABCO contract

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The members of Unifor Local MWF 01 Unit 0002 have ratified a new agreement with ABCO Inc. in Luneburg, N.S.

Unit 0002 represents shipbuilders, metal fabricators, machinists and support trades.

The contract includes a 5% wage increase in year one, 4% in year two, 3.6% in year three and 3% in the fourth year. Members will also get a $100 annual increase to boot and tool allowances.

“The biggest challenge of this contract was reaching a wage that the membership wanted,” said Unifor Local President Shannon Sampson. “The bargaining committee held strong and prioritized the needs of the members.”

The contract is retroactive to Oct. 15, 2022, and will expire Oct. 14, 2026.