July 22, 2024

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Canadian auto workers ratify tentative agreement with General Motors

Canadian auto workers ratify tentative agreement with General Motors

Canadian auto workers, represented by Unifor, voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year labor agreement with General Motors over the weekend.

The agreement covers more than 4,300 automotive workers at the Oshawa Assembly Plant, St. Catharines Power Plant and Woodstock Parts Distribution Center in Ontario and expires Sept. 20, 2026. Members voted to ratify the agreement by 80.5%.

“I am proud of our members at GM for their solidarity throughout their short but decisive strike and for ratifying this contract containing life-changing improvements,” Unifor National President Lana Payne said in a press release Sunday. “This agreement reflects true collective bargaining. Our goal was to bring more fairness and equity to the automotive workplace and lift everyone up. We did that.”