Fiat Chrysler reaches collective agreement with Unifor in Canada – invest

OTTAWA (Agefi-Dow Jones) – Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Canadian union Unifor have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement, which will be accompanied by an investment of more than $ 1 billion from the automaker Italian-American at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario.

Unifor, which represents nearly 9,000 FCA employees at three of the group's factories in Canada, said the new collective agreement would be valid for three years and resolve questions about wages and health insurance.

Unifor President Jerry Dias also pointed out that Fiat Chrysler could hire 2,000 workers as part of its pledge to invest up to C $ 1.5 billion (approximately $ 1.1 billion) in the plant. from Windsor.

Jerry Dias said the plant will continue to produce minivans before starting production, from 2024, of electric or hybrid vehicles.

A spokeswoman for Fiat Chrysler confirmed the tentative deal with Unifor, but said more details would be released at a later date.

Unifor members are due to vote on the deal in a vote scheduled for Sunday. The union had already reached an agreement last month with Ford on a new collective agreement and on a $ 1.5 billion investment by the automaker in two factories intended to produce electric vehicles.

-Paul Vieira and Nora Naughton, Dow Jones Newswires (French version and contribution Jérôme Batteau) ed: LBO

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October 15, 2020 12:29 ET (16:29 GMT)

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