New Agreement at Transport Company Buckley Cartage
September 22, 2009, 11:27 AM EST
CAW Local 4268 members at Buckley Cartage based in Mississauga, Ontario have ratified by 80 per cent a new three-year collective agreement.
"It was a difficult time to be in bargaining as freight volumes have dropped and everything is extremely competitive in the transportation sector right now," said CAW national representative Len Poirier.
The agreement includes basic wage increases of two per cent in both the second and third years of the collective agreement. As well, there are slight gains in pension contributions in each year of the agreement.
The agreement provides some short term modifications in hours of work to increase flexibility of scheduling in years one and two.
"It was clear we did not want to be in a position of modifying our hourly wage or rolling back anything in our benefit package," said Local 4268 President Russ Lucking.
The CAW represents 50 transport drivers at Buckley Cartage, who ratified the new agreement on September 12.