Local Lodge 1120 Ratifies Contract with Mascarin Collision Centre in Thunder Bay

[Thunder Bay, ON] – Local Lodge 1120 is pleased to announce the successful ratification of a renewed contract with Mascarin Collision Centre, an auto collision repair and painting facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The contract, which was officially ratified on 11 July, 2023, covers 12 dedicated members and spans a three-year term from 1 March, 2023, to 28 February, 2026. The agreement encompasses essential aspects, including wages, pensions, and benefits.

Members received 4%, 3% and 3% increases in wages and pension in the three years of the contract, with full retro-activity to 1 March, 2023.

Additionally, the contract includes the enhancement of employee benefits:

  • Boot Allowance increased to $175 per year.
  • Tool replacement and purchase allowance of $200 per year.
  • Introduction of Truth and Reconciliation Day (30 September) as a paid floater day per year.

The bargaining committee, comprised of Teuvo Pehkonen and Glenn Buchanan, Directing Business Representative for Local Lodge 1120, worked diligently to negotiate these favorable terms. An overwhelming majority, 92%, voted in favor of accepting the renewed contract.

Local Lodge 1120 expresses its gratitude to the membership for their solidarity and support in reaching this agreement. This achievement reflects the commitment to fair compensation and improved working conditions for the dedicated members of the lodge.

The IAM represents workers at seven auto dealerships in Thunder Bay. They are among more than 1,500 members at auto and truck dealerships on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland of British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort Frances, Sault Ste. Marie, Markham, Toronto, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Glenn Buchanan