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Chalk River Machinists Sign New Deal with A.E.C.L.

June 8, 2012

Chalk River, ON - The 70 members of IAM Local Lodge 1522 and the membership affiliated to the Atomic Energy Allied Council (CR) employed at the Chalk River Research facility have signed a new three-year collective agreement with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).

The new agreement provides for wage increases of 1.75 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include:
* New maternity/paternity wage compensation
* Increased Meal Allowance
* Increased Boot Allowance
* Increased Shift Compensation
* Improved Apprenticeship Language
* Improved Living Away Allowance
* Shift Turnover for Security Officers

The IAM members affiliated with the Council consist of millwrights, machinists and other trades and non-trades. The Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories located 183 kilometers northwest of Ottawa, provide nuclear research to numerous clients worldwide and produces Molybdinum 99 for medical diagnostics.

IAMAW, among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, represents more than 700,000 active and retired members, and administers more than 5,000 contracts in transportation, woodworking, aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare and defense related industries.

For more information contact:
Bill Shipman
Grand Lodge Representative
Phone: 705-799-2889
Cell: 705-875-7206
Website: IAMAW.CA

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

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