October 14, 2020
TORONTO—Unifor’s Master Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement for 9000 members working at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, averting a midnight strike at its Canadian plants in Windsor, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Montreal, and Red Deer.
Unifor’s National President will provide more information at a news conference that will be streamed live on Facebook tomorrow morning.
WHAT: Virtual News Conference to update media on FCA bargaining
WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020
WHERE: Facebook live from Provincial Ballroom, Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West
WHO: Unifor National President Jerry Dias and Unifor Bargaining Committee representatives
Journalists wishing to participate in the Question & Answer portion of the news conference by phone must register by 8 :45 a.m. Thursday by emailing Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you dial in information.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in compliance with Ontario health directives, only one pool camera and one pool photographer will be permitted on site at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.
The news conference will streamed live on Unifor’s Facebook page and broadcast quality video of the event will be available shortly afterward for download upon request via email.
A digital media kit including background on Canada’s auto industry and details on plant locations, products produced and number of workers represented by Unifor can be found on this website.
The details of the tentative agreement will be presented first to Unifor members during a series of virtual ratification meetings over the weekend, and members will vote on whether to accept the agreement over a 24-hour period, starting at 10 am on Sunday.
For media inquiries or to arrange interviews after the news conference via Phone, Facetime, Zoom, or Skype please contact Unifor’s Director of Communications, Natalie Clancy at Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or 416-707-5794 (cell).