Oshawa, Ont. auto dealership workers secure job security in contract talks

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Unifor Local 222 members at Mills Motors recently ratified a collective agreement, focusing on job security at the automotive dealership.

“The ongoing supply chain shortages and other economic interruptions have squeezed automotive dealerships, and by extension, workers. Congratulations to the bargaining committee for securing this contract amidst difficult times for the auto industry,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President.

Members will benefit from 2% wage increases in each year of the agreement, retroactive to August 31, 2022. The contract includes no concessions and 90% of members voted in favour of the ratification. 

“Here in Oshawa, Unifor will always work to preserve good jobs. I’m proud of our bargaining committee in reaching this agreement and delivering on members’ priorities for a strong contract and reliable work for years to come,” said Rob Romano, Unifor Local 222 Financial Secretary.

The three-year contract, which will expire on August 31, 2025, covers approximately 35 workers at Mills Motors in Oshawa, Ontario. Members work in servicing, parts and inventory departments.