Ontario Auto Mechanics’ Strike Ends After 16 Days
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Ontario Auto Mechanics’ Strike Ends After 16 Days

August 24, 2017

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Thunder Bay, Ontario— Mechanics and technicians at Lakehead Motors here ended their 16-day strike Aug. 18, ratifying a new five-year contract. “We settled a number of issues that the company had. It was an 84 per cent ratification, so we’re relatively pleased with the offer the company gave us,” said Peter Topetto, president and directing business representative of International Association of Machinists Local 1120, which represented the 37 strikers. The deal addressed wages, pensions, travel allowances, and tool allowances. Local 1120 represents about 150 mechanics at five auto dealers in this city of 110,000 people, and had already reached contracts with the other four. The Lakehead mechanics returned to work Aug. 21. Read more

August 24, 2017

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