Union at CAMI factory asks members to approve early contract talks

TORONTO – The union representing workers at the General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., is asking its members to approve a request to open contract talks early.

The request comes as the company weighs the future of two vehicles assembled at the CAMI Automotive plant.

The Canadian Auto Workers union says it is would like to have a new deal ratified by March 24 to replace a contract that isn’t set to expire until Sept. 16.

Members will vote on the plan at a meeting on Feb. 10.

The CAMI plant produces the popular Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossover vehicles.

However, the vehicles are expected to be refreshed for 2015 and it is not yet known where the new models will be produced.

The Globe and Mail reported that the move to open contract negotiations early could help the plant keep the work in Canada.




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