Strike at Stellantis auto plant in Brampton called off as union reaches tentative deal
Published October 30, 2023 at 8:23 am
Workers are coming off the picket line at the Brampton Stellantis auto plant following a brief strike now that a tentative deal has been reached between the automaker and Unifor.
The union representing workers some 8,200 walked off the job at all Stellantis facilities in Ontario including the Brampton, Etobicoke and Windsor plants at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday as negotiations with the automaker hit the deadline.
Workers took to the picket lines as Unifor said it was negotiating through the night, trying to get Stellantis to agree to the same core economic terms the union has reached with Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, along with issues specific to the global automaker behind such brands as Fiat and Jeep.
Union members at the other two companies have already ratified deals that will see workers get close to 20 per cent wage gains over three years, among numerous other improvements.
But shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Monday, the union said it had reached a tentative agreement with Stellantis, ending strike action in less than eight hours.
Stellantis has also seen escalating strikes over the past six weeks from United Auto Workers members at its U.S. operations, but the company reached a tentative deal with the union as of Saturday.
With files from The Canadian Press
8,200 Unifor members at Stellantis are now on strike.
Picket lines are up.
— Unifor (@UniforTheUnion) October 30, 2023
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