The long fight for severance money owed to workers at a closed Navistar plant in southwestern Ontario concluded on February 28 with an arbitrated decision awarding all entitled workers their outstanding payments under the Employment Standards Act.

Production at the Navistar plant in Chatham stopped in June 2009, with the company announcing the plant's permanent closure in July 2011. The company refused to pay its workers, members of Unifor Locals 35 and 127, the severance as required under Ontario law.

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