Bargaining update #21: Unifor sets deadline in General Motors negotiations

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|September 28, 2023

Unifor auto members,

Negotiations between Unifor and General Motors are underway to secure a tentative agreement that follows the pattern set with Ford of Canada.

Unifor informed GM that the union has set a negotiating deadline for Monday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Your bargaining committees are now focused on locking in the pattern agreement at General Motors. All of the significant increases to pensions, wages, health benefits, and more must now be bargained with the company. The gains negotiated in the pattern include the best wage package ever negotiated in the union’s history, as well as reducing the grow-in from 8 years to 4 years, a $10,000 productivity and quality bonus for full-time employees and a $4,000 bonus for TPTs. More details of the pattern-setting deal can be viewed here. There is a lot of work to do, and we have confidence that our bargaining team is up to the challenge.

Unifor members should continue to monitor for official updates from the union about the status of negotiations. We appreciate all of your messages of support and solidarity for our bargaining team.

In solidarity,

Lana Payne, Unifor National President
Jason Gale, Unifor GM Master Bargaining Chair
Trevor Longpre, Unifor GM Master Bargaining Vice-Chair

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