Even during these three years, GM has not committed to retaining 1,700 employees. The local agreement explicitly states that new recruitments are “dismissed” in the event of a “permanent reduction in the workforce”. In the last round of negotiations, Unifor and the UAW intensified their promotion of Canadian and American nationalism. Unifor pushed and successfully secured three-year contracts in all of the Three Detroit`s Canadian operations, instead of the usual four-year contracts. This means that the new contracts will expire in September 2023, at the same time as those between the UAW and Detroit Three. The Unifor-GM agreement explicitly opens the door to new contractual concessions. Based on the presentation of their investment plans for the three facilities covered by the agreement, GM`s letter “Investment and Product Obligation” states that “the parties understand that the conditions underpin these opportunities may change, which may affect product allocation and/or employment levels. If there are any changes to be expected in the changes mentioned above, the parties will discuss in advance. Journalists who wish to participate by telephone in the “Question and Answer” section of the press conference must .m before 8 a.m. On Thursday, November 5, 2020, email Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org and we`ll send you contact information. 85 percent of Unifor`s 1,600 members at GM St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock have voted in favor of a new three-year collective agreement “that includes significant investment, job security and economic profits,” according to the union.
“This contract courageously consolidates and builds the Canadian gMs footprint, with an investment of $1.3 billion that brings 1,700 jobs to Oshawa, plus $109 million for new source transmission work for the Corvette and support for the continued production of V-8 engines in St. Catharines,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said in a statement. “Jobs at all three Canadian sites are secure for the duration of this agreement, including the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, which will also be upgraded.” Members of the Oshawa Premier Group have ratified a new 96% agreement The UNION encourages members to be prepared if a strike is needed. If an interim agreement is reached, the information will be provided at www.unifor.org/AutoTalks2020 Please check this website regularly for updates during the day. The Ford agreement reached in September includes investments of $1.95 billion to bring electric vehicle production to Oakville and a new engine derivative to Windsor, and the Fiat Chrysler agreement includes more than $1.5 billion in investments in a state-of-the-art platform to build both plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. GM`s new investments under the agreement include $1 billion to $1.3 billion in Oshawa, $109 million in St. Catharines to support additional production of engines and gearboxes, and US$500,000 for the operation of the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre. TORONTO – Unifor`s Master Bargaining Committee has reached an interim agreement that is unanimously recommended for 1,700 members working at General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock to avoid a strike this morning.
Unifor`s national president will give more information at a press conference that will be broadcast live on Facebook tomorrow morning. Until then, there will be no further comments. If an interim agreement is reached, information will be published on this website: www.unifor.org/AutoTalks2020. Please check this website regularly for updates during the evening. If you have not yet received any information about these online meetings, please contact Peter Scott at: email@example.com robinson Solutions-Industrial Cleaning and Yard Crew members in Oshawa have ratified a new 96% agreement.