Unifor National President Jerry Dias says “the push for new investments in Canada got a lot stronger today.”
On Sunday, workers at each of the Detroit Three automakers in Canada voted to authorize Unifor’s bargaining committees to initiate strike action if a settlement is not reached before the September 19th deadline.
And Dias says the bargaining committees will not accept a deal without a commitment to investment in Canada’s auto sector.
He says General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler have all done well in the four years since the last round of negotiations, with both shareholders and executives profiting; adding it’s time for the workers to be rewarded, and that begins with new investments in Canada.
Dias says the demand is about maintaining and creating good paying jobs; and it’s about the next generation. (td)