IAM Local Lodge 235 members at Hobart Canada ratified a new three-year agreement on Monday evening.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the group met virtually to discuss the changes to the Collective Agreement.
IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Eric Johnson explained that “the committee consisting of Steven Straub, Kumar Balkaran, and Chee Leong were very effective in advancing the interests of the membership and setting the stage for future rounds of bargaining. The membership demonstrated strong support of the changes to the agreement, which included language improvements, increases to pension, boot allowances, on-call premium, wages, and the introduction of a family optical benefit.”
IAM members at Hobart service and maintain equipment for foodservice and food retail businesses throughout Ontario.