Members of the Lauzon Shipyard Workers’ Union have adopted the “historic” tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement.
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The new collective agreement, in effect until June 30, 2030, provides for salary increases of up to 30.5% for the first two years, with annual increases of 2.5%.
Under the terms of the agreement, double time is reintroduced and the holiday closure will be paid in full, while the calculation of continuous service will be from the date of hire rather than the number of hours. worked for vacation accumulation.
“The impeccable mobilization of the members and their unfailing support have enabled us to achieve our objectives and obtain a major salary catch-up”, explained in a press release Jean Blanchette, the president of the union, on Wednesday.
“This is an important step which and taken today, it is a historic agreement that will allow the craftsmen of Davie to look to the future with optimism”, mentioned Barbara Poirier, president of the Central Council of Quebec–Chaudière-Appalaches (CSN).
“This unprecedented agreement includes significant salary adjustments and strengthens Davie’s position as an employer of choice offering rewarding careers and the most promising future,” reacted James Davies, president and chief executive officer of Davie.