Local 4511 members at KIA Longueuil voted 88 per cent in favour of a new tentative agreement, bringing an end to a dispute that has dragged on since September 2017.
The back-to-work protocol calls for the recall of three employees on March 19, with the remaining employees going back to work on March 26.
“We’re very relieved to have reached a settlement that is acceptable to all parties. To their great credit, our members maintained their resolve throughout this dispute,” said Serge Dupont, assistant to the Quebec Director.
The two parties had been at odds over monetary issues. Highlights of the three-year agreement include an immediate one per cent increase plus a one per cent signing bonus; a one per cent increase and a one per cent bonus in March 2019 and a two per cent increase in March 2020. The agreement also includes a one per cent employer contribution and one per cent employee contribution to the pension plan as of the signing date.
Longueuil is located on the south shore of Montreal.