Strike Authorization Results
TORONTO—Unifor members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors have authorized their bargaining committees to take strike action, if necessary, to secure fair contract settlements.
“Our members voted overwhelmingly to support their bargaining committees and our bargaining priorities, including; job security, product commitments and economic gains for all members” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “We will continue to push our agenda at the bargaining table, but remind government that they have an active role to play in securing our auto industry’s future. A future made in Canada.”
Workers at General Motors voted 95.3 per cent in favour, those at Ford Motor Company voted 96.4 per cent in favour and at FCA, voted 98.4 per cent in favour of strike action in votes that took place over the weekend. On or around Labour Day, Unifor plans to announce the company designated as the strike target, and will continue negotiations with that company until reaching a settlement and no later than the strike deadline on September 21 at 11:59 p.m.
Unifor opened formal contract talks with the Detroit Three in Toronto on August 12th, using new protocols for social distancing. Unifor’s theme for these talks is The Future is Made in Canada. A digital media kit including contact information, background on Canada’s auto industry can be found on the national Unions website which will be updated regularly. Unifor Auto Talks 2020
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
Tim McKinnon GM St Catharines Chairperson, said he appreciates the ongoing support from the membership, when you are at the bargaining table its important to have a strong strike mandate from the members you represent, this sends a clear message to the company that the members are behind you.
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Strike Authorization Results 2020
- FORD 96.4%
- CHRYSLER/FIAT 98.4%
- GENERAL MOTORS 95.3%
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Here are a few useful links related to bargaining.
- Auto Talks National Union
- Auto Talks 2020 Updates
- Auto Talks 2020 Resources
- GM Unit Local 199 Facebook (Closed Group)
- Strike Authorization Vote PODCAST
- STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE how it works