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Steelworkers Ratify Contract Extension at Ciment Québec

SAINT-BASILE, Que. – Members of the United Steelworkers/Syndicat des Métallos at Ciment Québec in Saint-Basile, in the Portneuf area, have voted 90% in favour of a three-year extension of their collective agreement, to 2029. The current contract was set to expire in December 2026.

“The strong demand for cement, the shortage of skilled labour and an investment project are the factors that led to this extension,” said Gaétan Paquet, President of Steelworkers Local 9232.

The contract extension provides for wage increases of 3.3% in 2027, 3.4% in 2028 and 3.5% in 2029. In addition, union members also receive significant and more immediate increases as a result of revised monetary clauses in the current contract.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, union members in pay grades 7 and 8 will receive wage adjustments ranging from $3 per hour to $5 per hour, respectively. The contract provides for a $1 per hour bonus for employees with a college diploma relevant to their job functions, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

All 123 union members also receive a $1,500 signing bonus.

The United Steelworkers/Syndicat des Métallos, affiliated with the Quebec Federation of Labour, is the largest private-sector union in Quebec, representing more than 60,000 workers in all economic sectors.

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