Securing investment at the automaker’s Windsor, Ont. engine plant is Unifor’s main priority, Dias says.
Agreement averts strike, mirrors contract ratified by GM workers.
Investment in Canada was the No. 1 priority, but not be at the expense of the rest of the membership.
Deal includes a commitment by the automaker to invest $554-million in its Canadian operations.
Union president Jerry Dias says no deal without a commitment to new investments in Canada.
Four-year deal includes wage increases, signing bonuses and lump sum payments.
Fear of Oshawa plant closures over: facilities have a bright future: Dias.
The union Dias targeted GM to use an agreement as a model going into talks with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
Detroit Three contracts expire Sept. 19; if no deal, union could call a strike.
No GM product scheduled past 2019; much on the line as labour contract negotiations get underway.
Union says no deals without promises of investment in Canada’s auto sector.
Unifor has threatened job action if it doesn’t get an agreement before midnight on Sept. 19.
This round of bargaining is really about solidifying the footprint in Canada.
Outsourcing some work to other countries will affect 200 positions at the Toronto facility.
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