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Strike Averted as Fiat-Chrysler, Unifor Reach Tentative Agreement

Posted October 12, 2016

Under Economic Issues

(Canadian Press)

Unifor says Fiat Chrysler has committed to invest a total of $554 million at its Ontario plants in addition to increasing wages and benefits for the union’s members in line with a pattern established at General Motors.

Unifor president Jerry Dias announced a tentative four-year deal with Fiat Chrysler just minutes before a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday night.

He said the deal, which followed what he called “one very difficult set of negotiations,” mirrors the one reached with General Motors on Sept. 20. [...]

Dias said the agreement with Fiat Chrysler includes a $325 million investment at an assembly plant in Brampton, Ont., and a pledge to upgrade an old paint shop at the facility. Click here to read more.