Third Shift To End At Windsor Assembly In June

Thursday February 27th, 2020

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Last updated: Thursday February 27th, 6:46pm

The Windsor Assembly Plant will return to a two-shift operation beginning June 29th.

With the elimination of the third shift, FCA says that approximately 1,500 people will be affected.

“This decision comes as the Company works to align volumes with demand while phasing out production of the Dodge Grand Caravan at the end of May. The Company will make every effort to place indefinitely laid off hourly employees in open full-time positions as they become available based on seniority and will offer retirement packages to eligible employees,” said LouAnn Gosselin, Head of Communications for FCA Canada.

Plans to cut the shift were first announced in March 2019 to be effective September 2019. FCA then extended production with a plan to conduct a monthly evaluation.

“We worked to prevent this shift loss with the full understanding of the devastating affect that this would have on our membership,” said Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy. “Now we will ensure that these workers receive the support that they need in this process as we continue to fight for new product for Windsor Assembly with the goal of preserving and increasing these good paying auto manufacturing jobs.”

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