Chrysler to resume talks with the union

TORONTO – The Canadian Auto Workers is set to sit down with Chrysler again today in hopes of putting together a tentative agreement.

TORONTO – The Canadian Auto Workers is set to sit down with Chrysler again today in hopes of putting together a tentative agreement.

The CAW says the two sides held some informal discussions Sunday and hopes it can nail down an agreement this week.

The union chalked one up Sunday when its membership at Ford accepted a deal reached last week.

The union says 82 per cent of the 3,000 workers who voted accepted the deal _ the CAW represents a total of 4,500 Ford workers.

The union’s membership at General Motors will vote on Wednesday and Thursday on a deal that was also reached last week.

The agreement Ford workers accepted has no increases to wages or changes to pension plans for existing employees.

Each worker will get $2,000 a year in the second, third and fourth years to cover cost-of-living increases, plus a $3,000 ratification bonus.

The deal will also result in roughly 600 jobs created at Ford’s assembly complex in Oakville, Ont.




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