Locked out Avcorp workers back on the job

Unionized workers at Delta aerospace manufacturing plant sign six-year agreement

Unionized Avcorp workers are going back to work, after being locked out nearly two weeks ago.

Roughly 300 workers who were locked by Avcorp. Industries (TSX: AVP) at the company’s plant in Delta nearly two weeks ago are going back to work.

Avorp says it has reached a six-year labour agreement with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union (IAMAW). The union ratified the agreement this morning, September 26, the company states in a press release.

The plant is expected to be back in operation today.

The company locked out roughly 300 workers on September 16, following several weeks of rotating strikes and an overtime ban that resulted when the workers boted in favour of strike action.

The union was demanding better job security provisions.

Avcorp is an aerospace company that makes aircraft components.

nbennett@biv.com