Unifor said 85 percent of members who voted did so in favor of the contract. The deal includes a $1 billion investment in the automaker's Oshawa assembly plant. The GM ratification wraps up 2020 auto bargaining between Unifor and the Detroit 3 automakers.
Unifor President Jerry Dias said he has been in contact with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and various ministries in both governments. “I believe everyone certainly wants to be a part of the solution,” he said.
Unifor leaders urged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers to ratify a tentative contract that includes pay raises, changes to the new-hire pay grid and plans from the automaker to invest between $1 billion and $1.1 billion in its Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant.
Negotiations between the two parties, which impact about 8,400 workers in Canada, continued in Toronto. The union has aimed to secure a new product for FCA’s Windsor, Ont., assembly plant and is looking to pattern a new contract with the company off of the one it recently secured with Ford.