Negotiations between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Unifor were progressing slowly over the weekend as Wednesday night’s strike deadline approached, according to the union.
The two sides were “not quite where we feel we should be with this limited amount of time left on the clock,” according to a Monday Facebook post by Unifor Local 444, which represents workers at FCA’s Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant. “We have given our Strike committee the nod to be READY if we cannot come to a tentative agreement with FCA.”
Unifor seeks a new product to build at the Windsor plant alongside the minivans already produced there, in addition to clarity on the future of FCA’s Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant. A strike deadline is set for Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The talks affect more than 8,400 hourly workers at FCA’s Canadian operations.