Key bargaining dates

May 17-18 Unifor Special Auto Council
June 28 Unifor serves “notice to bargain” for all applicable Detroit 3 bargaining units
August 10 Formal opening of negotiations at Sheraton Centre in Toronto
August 17-20 Unifor Bargaining Worker Power Conference and Canadian Council in Halifax
August 23 Bargaining resumes
August 26-27 Strike authorization votes held for each bargaining unit
August 29
Unifor selects Ford Motor Company as Detroit Three target company
September 4 Labour Day events
September 5  Bargaining continues
September 19 Ford Motor Company strike deadline (following 24-hour extension)
September 19 Tentative agreement reached with Ford of Canada
September 22 Unifor Ford local leadership unanimously endorse tentative agreement
September 24 Unifor members at Ford ratify collective agreement
September 25 Unifor announces General Motors as next target company
September 26 Negotiations between Unifor and General Motors commence
October 9 General Motors strike deadline at 11:59 p.m.
October 10 12-hour strike action at General Motors
October 10 Tentative agreement reached with General Motors
October 13 Unifor General Motors local leadership unanimously endorse tentative agreement
October 15 Unifor members at General Motors ratify collective agreement
October 17 Unifor announces bargaining with Stellantis to begin
October 18 Negotiations between Unifor and Stellantis commence
October 29 Strike deadline set for Stellantis at 11:59 p.m.
October 30 7-hour strike action at Stellantis
October 30 Tentative agreement reached with Stellantis
November 3
Stellantis local leadership meeting