Unifor auto members,
Today your Unifor bargaining team held its first meeting ahead of the formal opening of negotiations with Stellantis set to begin tomorrow.
The union has set a strike deadline for Sunday, October 29 at 11:59 p.m.
Each round of bargaining in Auto Talks 2023 has had its own unique set of challenges for the membership and our bargaining teams. With Ford, Unifor members came within moments of holding a strike before the company met the union’s demands. With General Motors, the company only agreed to follow the pattern agreement after a 12-hour strike action. In both cases, it was the support and solidarity of our membership that got us to the finish line. We were successful in the first two rounds and we know we will be successful once again.
Your subcommittees have been hard work holding preliminary meetings with the company today on everything from health and safety demands to improved language on benefits, plant operations and more.
Negotiations related to key pattern items like wages, pensions, EV transition protections, and investments as well as securing product programs for the Brampton Assembly Plant, will be the direct responsibility of the Economic Review Committee (ERC).
Lana Payne, National President
James Stewart, Stellantis Master Bargaining Chairperson
Vito Beato, Stellantis Master Bargaining Acting Vice-Chairperson