Bargaining Update #9 GM Talks Underway

October 28, 2020

Bargaining Update #9 Unifor members,

On October 19, members at Fiat Chrysler concluded their ratification process, voting 78 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement. The economic terms of the new deal follow the pattern established earlier in negotiations at Ford Motor Company. Like at Ford, the FCA deal includes strong investment commitments of up to $1.58 billion that not only secure work at Unifor facilities in Brampton and Etobicoke, but also lands future work with new electric vehicle investments at Windsor.

The FCA deal marks the second major investment in electric vehicle assembly for Canada in less than one month – a further boost of confidence in Canada as a site for future vehicle production.

Summaries of the FCA master agreement, and various local agreements, are publicly available at

GM Talks Underway

With a short break following FCA ratification, members of the Unifor-GM bargaining committees arrived at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, to continue negotiations with General Motors. Talks resumed on Thursday October 22, and a deadline has been set for Wednesday November 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Over the past week, discussions have taken place at various GM subcommittees. Local and sub committee members are hard at work discussing important issues relevant to GM workers at St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock. The Union is also working diligently to ensure GM commits to follow the pattern agreement and commits to product programs and investment in our facilities. Talks are progressing, although there is much work to do prior to the deadline.
The Union will continue to report on progress of talks with members over the coming days, and will relay as much information on the status of talks as possible. Our objective is to be as open and transparent with members as possible, without undermining the integrity of the bargaining process. Please stay tuned for further updates.

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GM Members, Register to Vote & Receive Information

As contract negotiations continue we are asking members who want to vote and attend the online GM Ratification Meeting that will be scheduled when a tentative agreement is negotiated. Members can register their e-mail address at the following link.   If you have already registered, you don’t need to do it again.

Submit Your E- Mail  by CLICKING HERE.

Members who send in their e mail address will receive important contract information the date and time of the meeting, as well as the following information.

  • A link to the highlight brochure, which will be posted on the day of the ratification meeting
  • A link to join the Ratification Meeting, meeting number and password.
  • A link to VOTE with your personal password
  • An e mail address for tech support, just in case you run into any problems

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Peter Scott 905-682-2611 x 238 or by e mail