Pratt & Whitney workers in Quebec sign labor deal

Jun 21, 2013 | 04:35 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Pratt & Whitney, Quebec plant, aircraft engines, Canadian Auto Workers, labor contract, Quebec ministry, aerospace sector investments, Nicolas Marceau Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Workers at Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.’s Longueuil, Quebec, plant have signed a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

The workers, members of Canadian Auto Workers union Local 510, manufacture and service engines for airplanes and helicopters at the facility. They voted 91 percent in favor of the deal.

A spokeswoman for the company confirmed June 21 that a new contract has been accepted.

"In what was a highly strategic bargaining round, our committee successfully tackled the challenge of finding solutions to encourage investments in the future of our plants while meeting member expectations," Local 510 plant committee chairman Camille Larochelle said in a statement June 20.....

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