Ford Motor Company F recently announced that its workers in Canada, represented by Unifor, have unanimously voted in favor of the new three-year tentative agreement between Unifor and the company. The deal encompasses Ford’s investment of $1.46 billion (C$1.95 billion) to introduce battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) production in its manufacturing facility in Oakville, Ontario, and a new engine derivative to Windsor, Ontario.
On Sep 22, the Dearborn-based automaker entered into the three-year tentative deal. This was followed by ratification meetings to consider the details of the agreement. Overall 81% Unifor members working at Ford across both trade and production facilities have willingly endorsed the agreement. In Windsor-Essex, 87% of production and 86% of skilled trade workers have agreed to the pact.
Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, representing more than 300,000 workers across a diverse range of sectors in the country. The union is a certified bargaining agent for