New Mould­ing deal

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

Some 253 union­ized em­ploy­ees at Moulure Alexandria Mould­ing have rat­i­fied a new three-year con­tract giv­ing them wage in­creases of five per cent over three years.

The col­lec­tive agree­ment for pro­duc­tion and main­te­nance work­ers at three plants also pro­vides im­prove­ments to ben­e­fits, terms and con­di­tions of work, in­clud­ing health and safety, se­nior­ity rights, va­ca­tions, dis­abil­ity ben­e­fits and drug, den­tal and vi­sion care cov­er­age. The con­tract in­cludes in­creases for some job clas­si­fi­ca­tions and for week­end shifts.

“Our union is op­ti­mistic about the fu­ture of man­u­fac­tur­ing in On­tario and agree­ments like this one demon­strate col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing is a key to our province's eco­nomic suc­cess,” said United Steel­work­ers On­tario Di­rec­tor Marty War­ren.

Alexandria Mould­ing is Canada's largest man­u­fac­turer of high-qual­ity wood and com­pos­ite mould­ings for the home build­ing and ren­o­va­tion mar­kets. Based in Alexandria, with ad­di­tional oper­a­tions in the U.S., the com­pany serves cus­tomers across North Amer­ica.

The com­pany's em­ploy­ees in Alexandria were mem­bers of the Chris­tian Labour As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada but voted over­whelm­ingly last year to join the USW.

“This agree­ment rec­og­nizes the work­ers' con­tri­bu­tion to the com­pany's suc­cess and pro­vides solid im­prove­ments that will help them and their fam­i­lies,” said USW ne­go­tia­tor David Lip­ton. “It pro­vides a solid foot­ing to keep good man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs here in Alexandria, for the ben­e­fit of the com­mu­nity.”

FRANCO WEEK: Le Re­lais prin­ci­pal Lori Fraser, left, with stu­dent Ja­cob Lau­zon-Ler­oux, Gr 12, play­ing a school mas­cot. He was one of the stu­dents who made franco-themed cakes.

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