Bargaining update #27: Unifor General Motors local production and Skilled Trades leadership unanimously endorse tentative agreement

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|October 13, 2023

Unifor General Motors members,

Today the elected leadership of all Unifor General Motors (GM) locals voted unanimously in favour of the tentative agreement reached between the union and GM.

The tentative agreement was fully endorsed by production and Skilled Trades representatives from Locals 222, 199, 636.

When the company tried to break the pattern, our members took swift and decisive action. The 12-hour strike launched by Unifor members in Oshawa, St. Catharines, and Woodstock was the deciding factor in driving home the pattern for all Unifor members at General Motors.

In addition to the pattern’s wage package, pension improvements, and many other gains for Unifor members including retirees, further key issues were also addressed in negotiations with GM. These items include the conversion of full-time TPTs at Oshawa and St. Catharines with at least one year service to permanent status, along with the phasing out of the full-time TPT category from GM Oshawa by August 2026, plant-specific investments and more.

Bargaining brochures are in the final stages of preparation and will be shared internally with members first via email prior to being publicly posted online tomorrow at 6 a.m. on

Local ratification meetings for Unifor members at GM will take place Saturday, October 14 and Sunday October 15. Contact your local for details on locations and times. Results will be released Sunday once the final votes are tallied.

In solidarity,

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


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