Uniting Unifor: Several candidates step up in race for national Unifor presidency

Toronto, Ontario — Following the unceremonious departure of Unifor president Jerry Dias from his role in March, several candidates have emerged as frontrunners in the race to fill the highly-influential role. Unifor Local 444 president David Cassidy, Unifor’s national secretary-treasurer Lana Payne and Dias’ executive assistant Scott Doherty are currently slated as candidates for the […]

Union Upheaval: Jerry Dias retires as Unifor president amid health concerns

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian auto industry bid farewell to a long-time labour advocate on Wednesday, as Unifor National president Jerry Dias announced his retirement amid ongoing personal health concerns. Unifor’s National Executive Board was contacted by Dias on Friday, informing them of his immediate retirement. He had been on medical leave since Feb. 6. […]

Labour Lockout: Honda calls EV exec. order ‘unfair’, ‘discriminatory’

Toronto, Ontario — Representatives from American Honda are pushing back on U.S. President Biden’s Aug. 5 executive order that sets a goal of 50 percent of overall sales being EVs, by 2030, saying the thought is there, but the cars aren’t. In the analysis of last week’s order, Bloomberg wrote “[Biden] has ordered the federal […]

Microchip Madness: Stellantis plant shutdown extended another week due to microchip shortage

Windsor, Ontario — Stellantis’ Windsor Assembly Plant’s current shutdown will be extended another week due to the global shortage of microchips.  The Stellantis–formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA–Windsor plant has been shut down since March 29. It was originally supposed to last four weeks, however, it will be closed for at least a […]

Coming Together: Unifor secures three-year deal with Leamington auto parts plant

Windsor, Ontario — In what could be considered a win for the Canadian auto industry as a whole, Unifor Local 444, the union representing workers at the Windsor Assembly Plant, tweeted on Sunday it reached a deal with Leamington auto parts plant ElringKlinger. We have a Deal!!! The elrinKlinger members have spoken! Overwhelmingly With 90% […]

Windsor Woes: Stellantis Windsor labour dispute continues

Windsor, Ontario — Workers involved in a labour dispute which threatened to close the Stellantis assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario (formerly FCA) have returned to work as negotiators continue trying to resolve a contractor issue, a recent media report said. “Former AWC Unifor workers back on the job as Stellantis and Unifor continue discussions. Regular […]

General Motors and Unifor come to an agreement

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – May 8, 2019 – General Motors Canada announced it will be saving 300 jobs and possibly more at its GM Oshawa assembly plant as a part of its transition plan. Last November General Motors announced that it would be shutting down its Oshawa plant as a part of GM’s […]

Fiat Chrysler announces plan to cut 1,500 jobs at Windsor plant

By CRM Staff  Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2019 — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will be cutting 1,500 jobs from its Windsor, Ont. plant. According to an email statement, the manufacturer plans to eliminate the third shift at its assembly plant beginning September 30. Slow minivan sales have plagued the factory which produces Chrysler […]