Labour relations were solidified on July 10th, as AJW Technique ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with a fast-growing list of employees. Negotiations with the IAMAW (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) have been very constructive and progressed smoothly over the past 6 months since initial acquisition. A common goal for both AJW Technique and IAMAW was the development of an exceptional MRO with a world-class employee skill-set, able to compete in today’s competitive market place. The co-operative spirit of the team and growing trust between Union and Company, has enabled a collaborative Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to be written in record time. AJW Technique now has almost 70 employees at its Montreal facility and more joining the team each week as the organisation expands to meet customer demand. This development has given a welcome start to many of the experienced technicians that live in a city so focused on aviation. Numbers of staff at AJW’s new MRO are expected to push beyond 200 by the end of 2014.