By Stephen Nakrosis 

Canadian union Unifor on Monday said its members at General Motors Co. facilities in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement.

The union said the new agreement includes a 5% increase to their hourly rate, a productivity and quality bonus, inflation protection bonuses, improved benefits, shift premiums, and restoration of the 20% differential for skilled trades.

GM and the union will also create an anti-racism action plan and will "establish a new Racial Justice Advocate in the workplace."

Jerry Dias, Unifor's national resident, said "This contract solidifies and boldly builds on GM's Canadian footprint, with a $1.3 billion dollar investment that brings 1,700 jobs to Oshawa plus more than $109 million to in-source new transmission work for the Corvette and support continued V8 engine production in St. Catharine."


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November 09, 2020 13:57 ET (18:57 GMT)

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