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Windsor, Ont. engine maker employees accept steep wage cut

Wages reduced from $30-an-hour-plus to $19.50 in bid to save plant


 

Windsor, Ont., once Canada’s motor city, lost its last GM plant last month. Now, employees at a plant that makes engines for Ford have voted 84 per cent in favor of wage cuts that would bring salaries down from $30-an-hour and above to $19.50 an hour. Workers at the Nemak Essex Aluminum Plant, which employs 124 people making Ford engines, will be laid off in November 2011 if Ford doesn’t renew its contract. Marketing experts say the plant is unlikely to court any new contracts from automakers without the wage cut.

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Windsor, Ont. engine maker employees accept steep wage cut

  1. This is not an engine plant. It is an aluminum casting plant, wholly owned by Nemak that supplies cylinder blocks to General Motors and Ford.

    • you are correct

  2. So finally,common sense prevails!