Ford avoids Canadian auto strike with Unifor union deal

2023-09-20 02:38:07  • 3 mins

Key Points

  • Ford avoided having to face labor strikes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border Tuesday night, as it announced a tentative deal with Canadian union Unifor covering 5,600 autoworkers.
  • The sides announced the agreement, which must still be ratified by members, hours before an extended 11:59 p.m. Tuesday deadline.
  • Ford and Unifor declined to immediately release details of the agreement.

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Lana Payne speaks to delegates after being elected as president of UNIFOR, Canada's largest private sector union, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Aug. 10, 2022.

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DETROIT Ford Motor avoided having to face labor strikes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border Tuesday night, as the automaker and Canadian union Unifor announced a tentative deal covering 5,600 autoworkers in the country's Ontario providence.

The Detroit automaker and union announced the agreement which must still be ratified by members hours before an extended 11:59 p.m. Tuesday deadline. The sides extended the talks by 24 hours following Ford's last-minute proposal Monday night to Unifor.

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