Unifor and GM have reached an agreement to maintain production at GM’s Oshawa assembly complex and secure production at GM’s St. Catharines powertrain facility. While production at the Consolidated assembly line will cease following the next model changeover of the Chevrolet Equinox, the Flex line will remain open over the long-term. It will produce vehicles on both car and truck platforms. The tentative agreement also see wage increases, a compression of the grow-in period for new hires, and the conversion of several hundred temporary workers to permanent employees. New hires will take part in a defined contribution (rather than defined benefit) pension plan.
A ratification vote will be held on September 25th.