„Jobs are being saved at all three Canadian sites for the duration of this agreement, including the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, which is also being modernized,“ added Dias. GM`s planned new investments under the deal include US$1 billion to US$1.3 billion in Oshawa, as well as $US 109 million in St. Catharines to support the production of additional engines and gearboxes and US$500,000 at the Woodstock Parts Distribution Center. For media inquiries or to arrange interviews after the press conference on Facetime, Zoom or Skype, please contact natalie Clancy, Unifor`s Director of Communications, at Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or 416-707-5794 (cell). Previous contracts with Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also included pledges of billions in new investments in Canada. After the announcement of the union agreements between Ford and FCA, provincial and federal officials announced commitments to use millions of dollars for the production of electric vehicles. GM`s deal with Unifor did not focus on electric vehicles, but Unifor said Monday that „all three contracts involve support from both the federal and Ontario governments.“ The union will then look into negotiations with GM for 2021, which will cover the CAMI meeting in Ingersoll. The CAMI plant, which builds the Chevrolet Equinox crossover, has a separate contract that expires next year and is not covered by this year`s agreement between GM and Unifor. The Ford deal struck in September includes $1.95 billion in investments to bring battery electric vehicle production to Oakville and a new engine derivative to Windsor, and the Fiat Chrysler deal includes more than $1.5 billion in investments in a state-of-the-art platform for building plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. Eighty-five percent of Unifor`s 1600 members at GM`s St.
Plants in Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock voted in favor of a new three-year collective agreement „involving significant investment, job security and economic gains,“ the union said. Journalists who wish to participate by phone in the Question & Answer part of the press conference must register by email at Kathleen.email@example.com before Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8.m and we will send you registration information. TORONTO – Unifor`s Master Bargaining Committee has reached a preliminary 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 provide further information at a press conference that will be livestreamed on Facebook tomorrow morning. No further comments will be made until then. The deal was the final deal that was to be negotiated between the union and the major U.S. automakers. „We are delighted that our 1600 employees represented by Unifor have ratified a new collective agreement for our St. Catharines propulsion plant, Oshawa OEM Stamped Products and Service Operations and the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre,“ said Scott Bell, President and CEO of GM Canada, in a statement. „This agreement offers new product investments for our highest-volume products, which are the number one segment in Canada. This investment will create jobs and growth in our Canadian operations.“ Unifor National President Jerry Dias and Unifor Bargaining Committee representatives announce a new preliminary agreement with GM on behalf of 1,700 members working in St.
Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock. . . .