BWXT and USW Local 2859 Reach Three-Year Agreement

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – BWXT Canada Ltd. and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2859 have reached a three-year agreement covering manufacturing operations in Cambridge and Owen Sound, Ont.

USW Local 2859 represents approximately 375 employees at the BWXT Canada operations.

“USW employees in Cambridge and Owen Sound represent some of the Canadian nuclear industry’s most talented and skilled workers,” said president of BWXT Canada, John MacQuarrie. “This agreement signifies the continued productive relationship between BWXT Canada and the USW as we work together to manufacture essential components that enable Ontario’s nuclear power plants to produce clean electricity and medical isotopes.”

“Steelworkers who work for BWXT in Cambridge and Owen Sound are proud of the quality work we do,” said Marty Warren, USW Director for Ontario and Atlantic Canada. “Using our skills and talents to produce a quality product is what members of the United Steelworkers do. Our jobs are important to our personal pride, our families' welfare and our community’s strength. We are glad to be contributing to a sustainable future for our community, our country and the planet.”

“This agreement signifies the importance of teamwork and collaboration,” said Cambridge MP Bryan May. “Together, BWXT and United Steelworkers Local 2859 are having a major impact on our community in creating and securing good jobs and in the nuclear power industry that produces clean and affordable electricity.”

“I’m pleased to congratulate BWXT and United Steelworkers Local 2859 on reaching this agreement,” said Belinda Karahalios, Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge. “I applaud the excellent work that BWXT and United Steelworkers Local 2859 are doing in support of Ontario’s nuclear sector.”

“Congratulations to BWXT and United Steelworkers Local 2859 for reaching this important agreement,” said Mayor of Cambridge, Kathryn McGarry. “Collaborative relationships like this one with BWXT and the United Steelworkers have a positive impact on both the Cambridge community and the nuclear industry.”

The new contract expires Aug. 31, 2023.

Watch the video recognizing the high-quality work of USW Local 2859 members who manufacture massive steam generators.


For further information:

Marty Warren, USW Ontario-Atlantic Director, 416-243-8792, mwarren@usw.ca
Pete Bethke, USW Local 2859 President, 519-620-5230, pbethke@bwxt.com
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, bgallagher@usw.ca

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