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Ford unionists vote for new employment contract

(Oakville) Ford workers of Canada, represented by the Unifor union, have voted in favor of a new employment agreement that will be in effect until 2023, the automaker said Monday.

Posted September 28, 2020 at 2:29 PM

The Canadian Press

The preliminary agreement, announced by Unifor last week, includes an investment of $ 1.8 billion to build electric vehicles at Ford's Oakville, Ontario plant.

agreement between Unifor and Ford should set the tone for upcoming contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler and General Motors.

Ford has indicated that the agreement will provide more flexible terms of employment and a shorter roadmap for new hires that will have to move up the ranks.

The deal also includes two 2.5% pay increases and a $ 7,250 ratification bonus for permanent full-time employees.

Union leaders of the local d & # 39; Unifor approved the deal this weekend and urged workers to ratify it on Sunday.

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