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New Machinists sign first agreement with Vancouver ATS!

June 8, 2012

Vancouver, B.C. - The newest members of IAM Local Lodge 16 have ratified their first collective agreement with Vancouver Airport Terminal Services (ATS).
The two-year agreement provides a wage increase of 2 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include:
* A signing bonus of between $200 to $750 depending upon years of service
* A shift bidding procedure based on seniority
* Improved overtime call-out procedures

The 100 new members provide two services at Vancouver International Airport. Passenger Service Agents provide passenger check-in services for US Airways, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa, Condour, Edelweiss, Cathay Pacific, Delta Airlines and American Airlines. Special Service Agents provide wheelchair service for passengers using the aforementioned airlines.

The IAM is the largest union in the Canadian Air Transport Sector presenting more than 18,000 workers.

For more information contact:
Todd Haverstock
General Chairperson
IAMAW District Lodge 140
Phone: 604-448-0721
Cell: 604-518-0029

Bill Trbovich
Communications Director
Phone: 416-386-1789 ext #6331
Cell: 416-735-9765
Website: IAMAW.CA

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