Brothers and Sisters,
October 27, 2021 – It is with great pride that I am able to announce the overwhelming ratification of Alstom Transport Canada first agreement in Brampton, Ontario. These members certified with us just over a year ago and we finally have an agreement that introduces the fairness that these members were looking for. It took some time working through this pandemic in attempting to address the issues that they were facing but we came out with an agreement that sees the members establish seniority and job bidding rules, provides the members with a grievance procedure, introduces a bonus structure in the final year of the agreement, sees overtime after 40 hrs instead of 44 amongst other gains and establishes regular wage increases on a yearly basis. This is in addition to maintaining the benefits and leave provisions that were already offered.
This could not have been done without the hard work of many members that were involved in the negotiation process. We have a strong group that will only get stronger as the years go by!
Congratulations to our members at Alstom and we are happy to have you in the TCRC MWED family!
We will be working with Alstom over the next couple of months to implement the changes that were made and we look forward to a long relationship with Alstom.
Special thanks to all that were involved and congratulations again on this first collective agreement!
Wade Phillips President
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