Union digs in as it battles the automaker over its decision to close the Oshawa Assembly plant.
Ekos Research poll notes 45% of Canadians support an outright boycott.
Will discuss opportunities to support workers who will be out of a job when the Oshawa plant closes.
Unifor leader calls on Trudeau to work with Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.
Oakville complex currently assembles Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT, all sport utility vehicles.
Main issues around auto, labour standards, dispute-resolution rules under Chapter 11 not resolved yet.
Unifor complained the CLC’s process for allowing workers to change unions doesn’t work.
Says the offer it still allows the company to shift its resources away from the Ingersoll plant.
Proposal focuses on three long-standing issues – job security, economic concerns and contract language.
Canada wants enforceable, progressive labour standards to be included in the deal.
US has yet to table detailed proposals on some of the most contentious issues.
They have accused the country of using cheap labour as a way to draw in business.
Contracts secures a $700 million investment most of which is going to Windsor engine plants.
Management promised to invest $331 million in its Canadian operations.
Agreement averts strike, mirrors contract ratified by GM workers.