Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler voting on tentative deal
Jennifer K. Baker, CTV Kitchener
Published Sunday, October 16, 2016 8:11PM EDT
A tentative agreement between Fiat Chrysler and Unifor was reached just minutes before last Monday’s strike deadline.
On Sunday, unionized workers voted on the deal.
The automaker has agreed to match the economic plan established in the General Motors agreement, including wage increases and bonuses.
The deal also promised a $325 million investment in the Brampton plant.
“We’re happy with the economics,” said Unifor president Jerry Dias before the vote. “But once again and more importantly people are thrilled that this plant is more secure for the long-term.”
Results of the vote are expected Sunday night.
If the deal is rejected workers are expected to be on the picket line before midnight.
Meanwhile negotiations between Ford and the union are expected to start on Monday.
Auto workers from plants in Windsor, Brampton and Etobicoke vote on whether to ratify a new contract with Fiat Chrysler on Sunday, October 16th, 2016.
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