|Agreement Ratified at London Locomotive Plant|
|June 7, 2005
On Sunday June 5, 2005 in London, Ontario, 513 members of CAW Local 27 voted 96% in favour of a tentative agreement
between CAW-Canada, ElectroMotive and General Motors that secures wages and benefits for Local 27 members who remain at
the ElectroMotive Canada locomotive manufacturing plant in London, Ontario.
Canada’s two big national railways, CN and CP, purchase locomotives built by CAW Local 27 members at ElectroMotive.
The plant, which was formerly owned by General Motors, has been bought by Greenbriar Investments, which will run the
company as ElectroMotive Canada.
The CAW had earlier reached an agreement with ElectroMotive Canada covering the ongoing operations of the plant, but it also
has now negotiated an agreement with GM that allows members to be hired elsewhere in GM’s operations if opportunities open
The deal also offers early retirement incentives to eligible workers, said Peter Kennedy, assistant to the CAW national secretary
“It was about providing options to our members based on their circumstances,” Kennedy told The Canadian Press. “For those
who want to stay with GM there will be opportunities to do so, but for those who want to remain at the locomotive plant their
wages and benefits are secured under the agreement.”
Source: CAW NewsNow / council4000.com