Pensions, wages, transition plans to electric vehicle production and new investment emerged as Unifor’s bargaining priorities in upcoming negotiations with the Detroit 3 automakers.
Unifor’s Special Auto Council – comprised of active and retired members from General Motors, Ford and Stellantis – met in London, Ont., May 17 and 18 to prioritize the demands that will be brought to the table when negotiations for the union’s 20,000 auto sector members begin in August.
“This is going to be a big year. One of the most closely watched and highly anticipated rounds of Detroit 3 bargaining that we’ve seen in a long time,” Lana Payne, Unifor national president, said in a statement. “The auto council has worked to identify our key, overarching priorities amid hundreds of specific proposals put forward by our members to set our strategic course. Our members expect us to deliver and they deserve it.”