Flex-N-Gate workers in Windsor, Ont., sign new agreement

Employer provided investment commitment letter to union: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/16/2018

Unifor, Local 195 members at Flex-N-Gate in Windsor, Ont., ratified a new three-year collective agreement on May 15.

The 580 workers — who manufacture auto parts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford — voted 76 per cent in favour of the new contract which includes a signing bonus, improvements to benefits and pensions and wage increases, said the union.

“Regular production workers will see a $1-an-hour increase and skilled trades will receive $1.90-an-hour over the lifetime of the agreement,” said John Toth, Unifor Local 195 president.

The company also provided the bargaining committee with a commitment letter to invest in the plant and provide the right to bid on future replacement work, according to Unifor.

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