CAW members endorse Chrysler contract
CAW workers at Chrysler have given the thumbs up to a new contract with the automaker.
Union members voted 90% in favour of agreement.
The 3-day deal mirrors deals reached this month between the Canadian Auto Workers, General Motors & Ford.
They freeze pay, while giving workers lump sum payouts to account for cost of living increases & a ratification bonus. It will take longer for new hires to reach the top of the pay scale & their pension plans will be tweaked.
With the book closed on Big 3 contract negotiations, the CAW is focusing on getting a national auto policy, something the union says is "long overdue".
Now that union members have officially signed off on the three major auto agreements, CAW President Ken Lewenza said the union will shift attention toward winning a long-overdue national auto policy for Canada.
National President Ken Lewenza says "without a comprehensive sector development strategy, the future of auto manufacturing in Canada remains uncertain, at best."