General Motors, a Canadian union, Unifor, and General Motors reached a tentative agreement on a new deal on Tuesday. This ended a short-lived walkout by over 4,000 workers, which began earlier that day.
The agreement includes the same wage increases and other terms as Unifor agreed with Ford Motor last month, including a 20% wage increase over three years for production workers and a 25% raise for skilled trades workers.
Before the contract can come into effect, it must be ratified. Ford Canada’s workers have ratified the agreement.
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The company stated that this agreement “recognizes our team members’ contributions with significant increases to wages, benefits, and job security. It builds on G.M.’s historic investment in Canadian manufacturing.”
A tentative agreement was reached after 4,300 Unifor employees walked out of work at midnight on the night of Tuesday at three different locations in Ontario. These included a vehicle assembly and stamping plant in Oshawa, which produces the popular Chevrolet Silverado truck for the company; a St. Catharines plant that provides engines and transmissions to G.M. The tentative deal was reached after nearly 4,300 Unifor workers walked off the job at midnight on Tuesday in three locations in Ontario: a vehicle assembly plant and stamping site in Oshawa that makes the company’s popular Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck; &,………………
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Lana Payne said that General Motors was forced to agree to the pattern when faced with the closure of these facilities. “The solidarity among our members led to an agreement that is comprehensive and follows Ford Motor Company’s pattern to the letter,” said Lana Payne, Unifor’s national president.
Ford’s agreement with Unifor includes, among other things, productivity bonuses, increased wages for entry-level workers, better pensions, cost of living allowances, and improvements. G.M. The parties also agreed that all temporary employees would be converted into permanent workers throughout the contract.
A separate agreement covers the CAMI Assembly Plant of G.M. in Ingersoll (Ontario), and workers there did not strike on Tuesday. Unifor represents 315,000 employees in various industries.
The United Automobile Workers are on strike in the United States at a G.M. The United Automobile Workers union is on strike at a G.M. pickup truck factory in Missouri, as well as a sport utility vehicle plant in Michigan and various parts warehouses across the country. The U.A.W. The U.A.W. Union members have also struck 20 parts warehouses and one factory at Stellantis, which makes Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram vehicles.
About 25,000 U.A.W. The three automakers have members on strike. U.A.W., like Unifor, is also on strike. The U.A.W. is also seeking substantial increases in wages and pensions for a larger number of workers.
The talks began in July, and the strike began on Sept. 15 when the contracts between the companies and their employees expired.