Bargaining update #30: Stellantis bargaining deadline approaches

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|October 25, 2023

Unifor members,

Your Unifor bargaining team continues negotiations with Stellantis this week, with a deadline set for October 29 at 11:59 p.m.

The bargaining committee is focused on securing the core economic pattern (now in place at Ford and GM).

Along with negotiating the core economic pattern, the union’s bargaining team has prioritized discussions around the EV transition for the Brampton Assembly Plant. Unifor requested updated information about the forecasted re-tool timeline, product allocation, timing for product launch, projected staffing levels and shift configuration. We are also seeking greater clarity on product planning for Windsor Assembly Plant and Etobicoke Casting Plant. Unifor is scheduled to meet with Stellantis senior executives Thursday and Friday to continue these discussions.

In addition, your bargaining committee is pushing hard at the bargaining table to resolve important issues specific to Stellantis. These include:

  • Commuted value pension option.
  • DB pension increases to match GM settlement ($5.60 for benefit codes A-C and $6.60 for benefit code D).
  • 110 language for vehicle assembly.
  • Protection of permanent employment levels at Fire / Security and Office, Clerical and Engineering units.
  • Protections against outsourcing at Parts Distribution Centres.
  • Extension of bargaining rights to the NextStar Battery Plant.

We are entering a crucial stage in our negotiations and in Canada’s transition to electric vehicle manufacturing. Your bargaining committee remains focused on the task at hand, and we thank our members for their continued support and solidarity. Further updates to follow.

In solidarity,

Lana Payne, Unifor National President
James Stewart, Stellantis Master Bargaining Chairperson
Vito Beato, Acting Stellantis Master Bargaining Vice-Chairperson


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