Canadian workers at Chrysler voting on tentative deal reached this week
CAW National President Ken Lewenza speaks at a Canadian Auto Workers' press conference to announce the union has reached a tentative agreement with Chrysler in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (Michelle Siu / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:02AM EDT
TORONTO -- Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union at Chrysler begin voting on a tentative deal today.
Meetings are scheduled today and tomorrow for workers at Chrysler's Ontario plants in Windsor, Brampton and Toronto.
Shop floor leadership at the factories have already unanimously endorsed the four year deal reached this week.
The deal includes lump sum payments as well as job security provisions.
The deal is based on agreements accepted by CAW members at Ford and General Motors earlier this week.
The contracts allow the Big Three North American automakers to pay new employees less and extends the time it takes them to get to the top of the pay scale.