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Monday October 10th, 2016

Posted at 8:19pm

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Last updated: Sunday October 16th, 5:33pm

A tentative agreement between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was reached just beofre midnight Monday.

“It took many days and challenging conversations to get here, but we have a tentative agreement which includes investment commitments and matches the economic pattern established in the GM Agreement,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias who led the negotiations.

The first set of negotiations with GM established an economic pattern for bargaining that included investment commitments, 2% general wage increases in year one and four of the contract, a $6,000 ratification bonus, $2,000 lump sums payments in year two, three and four, benefit plan improvements and an enhanced wage progression for new hires.

“The bargaining committees worked hard in what felt like a marathon of negotiations, but I now have a sense of relief knowing we secured investment for Brampton and Etobicoke,” said the Unifor FCA Bargaining Committee Chair, Dino Chiodo from Local 444 in Windsor. “After many years of receiving zeros, this pattern provides important financial gains for our members and their families.”

Part of the tentative agreement will see Fiat Chrysler committing $325 million to rebuild the paint shop at its assembly plant in Brampton.

Unifor members at FCA will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement on Sunday, October 16th.

In total FCA employs almost 10,000 members in Brampton, Etobicoke and Windsor.

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