Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ford Workers Vote in Favour of New Contract with Automaker

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ford Workers Vote in Favour of New Contract with Automaker

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Ford workers accept new contract

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TORONTO - Unionized workers at Ford's Canadian operations have accepted a new contract with the automaker.

Unifor, which represents some 6,700 workers at Ford, says the deal was approved by 58 per cent of the employees who voted.

The tentative contract was hammered out last week after marathon negotiations.

Unifor says Ford has promised to invest $713 million in its Canadian operations and the deal includes two wage increases of two per cent over four years.

There are also signing bonuses that total $12,000 over the term of the contract.

Ford was the last of the Detroit Three automakers to reach a new contract with Unifor.

Union president Jerry Dias has said all the North American automakers have promised to pump more than $1. …

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