Big Three automakers commit to investing $1.5 billion as a result of contract agreements with Unifor.
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Deal includes two wage increases of 2% and signing bonuses that total $12,000 over the next four years.
Securing investment at the automaker’s Windsor, Ont. engine plant is Unifor’s main priority, Dias says.
Deal includes a commitment by the automaker to invest $554-million in its Canadian operations.
GM deal is expected to set the pattern for negotiations.
Four-year deal includes wage increases, signing bonuses and lump sum payments.
The union Dias targeted GM to use an agreement as a model going into talks with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
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App-based service started in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Shutdowns also include assembly plants in Tennessee, Ohio and Kansas.