The Ford agreement reached in September includes investments of $1.95 billion to bring electric vehicle production to Oakville and a new engine derivative to Windsor, and the Fiat Chrysler agreement includes more than $1.5 billion in investments in a state-of-the-art platform to build both plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. On the Canadian government`s websites, there is a great deal of information on collective bargaining in Canada, upcoming collective bargaining, work stoppages, wage agreements, ratified comparisons, etc. TORONTO – Unifor members of General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock voted 85% in favor of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement that includes significant investment, job security and economic gains. GM`s new three-year agreement follows a landmark configuration agreement with Ford that includes a 5 percent hourly rate increase, a $7,250 productivity and quality bonus, a total of $4,000 in inflation protection bonuses, improved performance, work bonuses and the re-establishment of the 20 percent wage gap for crafts. “Jobs at the three Canadian sites are secure for the duration of this agreement, including the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, which will also be upgraded,” Dias added. For media requests or to arrange interviews via Facetime, Zoom or Skype, please contact David Molenhuis, Unifor National Communications Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-575-7453 (cell). . All three contracts include a willingness to support the federal government and Ontario.
Look: Collective Bargaining Information from the Government of Canada website (2014): “I want to thank both levels of government for their support. We have entered into negotiations in the midst of a pandemic and we are facing a great deal of uncertainty. We can now say with pride that these three contracts will breathe new life into the Canadian automotive industry,” said Mr. Dias. Stay up-to-date on what is happening at Unifor and how the union is improving the lives of all workers in Canada. Subscribe to our Uniforum e-newsletter. Currently, the main bargaining issues are wages, job security, health/benefit programs and retirement plans, where unions are being asked by employers to make more concessions and, as a result, we have seen wages rise to their lowest level since 1998. Oshawa will be the only GM plant capable of producing both light and heavy trucks, and St. Catharines will produce the engines for these pickups. OHSA (Ontario Health Safety Act) – Download the Green Paper.