CAW accepts new contact with General Motors
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 Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:07PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:10PM EDT
TORONTO - Unionized workers at General Motors Canadian plants have voted in favour of a new contract.
The Canadian Auto Workers union says about four thousand members voted 73 per cent in favour of a contract reached last week.
There are more than eight-thousand CAW members at GM facilities in Oshawa, St. Catharines and Woodstock, Ont.
Voting on the contract was held Wednesday and Thursday.
Ford's Canadian workers accepted a new contract on the weekend.
Chrysler reached a tentative deal with its Canadian workers earlier this week -- they'll vote on the deal this weekend.
The deal that GM workers accepted includes a three-thousand-dollar quality and productivity bonus for workers as well as cost of living payments.