Boeing Canada and Canadian Auto Workers Negotiate a Three-Year Contract

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 18, 2011 Boeing Canada Operations Ltd. has negotiated a new three-year contract with Canadian Auto Workers Local 2169. Earlier today, members ratified the contract. The contract includes general wage increases of 2 percent, 2 percent and 2.5 percent each year over the life of the contract. The previous contract expired June 17, 2011, at midnight.

 In addition to general wage increases, Boeing Canada Winnipeg bargaining unit employees will also receive a one-time ratification bonus.

 “We negotiated a contract that sends a strong message about how much value Winnipeg employees bring to Boeing,” said Dave Hyem, general manager, Boeing Canada Operations Ltd. “This agreement enables us to continue to focus on our customer and the shared future we have for Winnipeg.”

The Canadian Auto Workers Local 2169 represents 1,035 employees of Boeing Canada Operations Ltd. The Winnipeg organization is the largest aerospace composite manufacturing centre in Canada, employing 1,476 people who produce composite parts and assemblies for Boeing Next-Generation 737,747, 767, 777 and 787 airplanes.


Terry Trupp
Boeing Winnipeg Communications