Unifor Agreement With Fca
Other investments include $50 million for Brampton Assembly which, in addition to continued production of the Chrysler 300, will introduce three new variants of the popular Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars. Etobicoke Casting Plant receives two new products with an investment of $14.4 million, which implies a 22 percent increase in headcount. FCA`s Transportation Services (FCAT) will also receive $14.3 million for equipment levels. The union said negotiations continued over the Thanksgiving weekend, when Fiat Chrysler questioned elements of the union`s deal with Ford, including wages and health services. “We have an aggressive agenda ahead of us,” Dias said of the talks with GM. “We`ve had ongoing discussions about negotiations in 2020, and we`ll see where we land.” FCA noted that the agreement amounts to $1.58 billion (Canadian) in total investments and covers more than 8400 workers represented by Unifor. FCA Canada continues to employ more employees and build more vehicles than anyone at the three national automakers. The new agreement includes more than 8,400 manufacturing employees represented by Unifor across the country. Details of the preliminary agreement will be presented to Unifor members at a series of virtual ratification meetings this weekend. “The ACF has had a strong presence in Canada for nearly a century. Over the past decade, we have invested more than $4 billion in our Canadian production sites, more than any other OEM in the country, and we intend to maintain that leadership,” said Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, FCA North America. This agreement strengthens our global competitiveness and positions us for future growth with new product investments and jobs, while demonstrating our commitment to our employees, their families and the communities we represent. Brampton Assembly produces the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. The company has committed to three new products derived from these vehicles, one for each year of the duration of the agreement.
The assembly plant and the satellite dance facility employ 2,985 hours of work. Then there are negotiations with General Motors of Canada Co. Fiat Chrysler plans to return the third team to Windsor by 2024, which will create up to 2,000 jobs as well as $14 million in investments in etobicoke Casting Plant and a 22 percent increase in hourly staff. Unifor members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new three-year contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Dias said the southern Ontario plant will have two platforms, one for Pacifica and Voyager MPVs and a new platform that is expected to go on sale in 2024 with at least one plug-in hybrid or battery-powered electric vehicle. The three-year collective agreement must now be voted on and approved by the workers. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Unifor agreed Wednesday night on a provisional employment contract to avoid a strike with a few minutes before going out. . . .