Unifor Local 195 members at Employees Flex-N-Gate in Windsor, Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement.
The 580 workers, who manufacture auto parts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford, voted 76 per cent in favour of the new contract which includes a signing bonus, improvements to benefits and pensions, and wage increases.
“Regular production workers will see a $1 an hour increase and skilled trades will receive $1.90 an hour over the lifetime of the agreement,” said Unifor Local 195 President John Toth.
The new collective agreement contains improved vacation pay as well as additional personal paid holidays. The company also provided the bargaining committee with a commitment letter to invest in the plant and provide the right to bid on future replacement work.