United Steelworkers

January 29, 2008 13:21 ET

Steelworkers Ratify New Deal With Tube City IMS Canada Limited

L'ORIGNAL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - United Steelworkers' (USW) Ontario/Atlantic Director Wayne Fraser announced Tuesday that members of USW Local 8794 have ratified a new, three-year collective agreement with Tube City IMS Canada Limited.

The workers are members of the same union local as those who work for Ivaco Rolling Mills. The agreement carries with it hourly wage increases of 35 cents in the first year, 30 cents in the second and 25 cents in year three. The increases are over and above cost of living adjustments.

All insured benefits have been improved and the workers' defined benefit pension plan has been improved, along with providing an early retirement option with no pension reduction at age 63. As well, the company, a division of Tube City LLC based in Pennsylvania, will fully pay for an employee assistance program (EAP) that guarantees confidentiality for workers who access it.

"These workers do a difficult job and deserve every advantage they can get," said Fraser, referring to their job of collecting red-hot slag from the steel mill and processing it through a gravel crusher to create aggregate for such applications as road-building.

The USW represents more than 280,000 men and women working in every sector of Canada's economy.

Contact Information

  • United Steelworkers
    David Lipton
    (613) 260-7205, ext. 232
    Email: dlipton@usw.ca