Unifor members, working for Fiat-Chrysler, have ratified a new four-year deal which mirrors a recent deal reached with General Motors.
The deal includes a total of $331M in investment, $325M to rebuild the paint shop at the Brampton assembly plant, and a $6.4M investment in die-cast machinery and equipment upgrades at the Etobicoke casting plant.
As well, there are wage increases of 2% each, signing bonuses, benefit improvements and significant improvements to the wage grid which should benefit those with under 10 years of service.
“Negotiations with FCA were tough, but I am proud that our union stood united and focused to push for the pattern Agreement that our union originally achieved with GM. This Agreement helps to shift the landscape in the auto industry and it provides a solid economic increase for all of our members and their families. In each round of our negotiations, the union has set clear objectives, and so far we have reached these, including our top priority to secure investment and defend good jobs in local communities. With Ford, our union will accept nothing less.” – Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
“I am proud to join with the membership to support this new Agreement. When our union secured the pattern we ensured that our members received the same gains as Unifor members at GM, and no one was left behind.” – Unifor FCA Bargaining Committee Chair, Dino Chiodo, Local 444 in Windsor.
Fiat-Chrysler employs 9,75o union members.
Unifor will begin contract talks with Ford, beginning October 18.