Bargaining update #22: Why pattern bargaining works

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|October 04, 2023

Auto members,

The Unifor General Motors bargaining teams are continuing negotiations with General Motors to secure the economic pattern agreement that now covers more than 5,600 Ford of Canada members.

Pattern bargaining serves a vital role in providing a level field for all D3 autoworkers. The pattern prevents companies from lowering workers’ wages to gain a competitive advantage or play workers at different plants against each other.

Unifor has a strong history of defending the pattern agreement which has resulted in autoworkers continuing to set the standard for industrial workers in Canada.

We will continue to provide information as we approach the General Motors negotiation deadline on Monday October 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Bargaining updates, facts on the Ford collective agreement and other resources can be found at


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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