CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Lear Whitby

WHITBY, ON, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The CAW reached a tentative agreement with Lear Whitby late this evening, ending a two-day long strike.

The strike shut down General Motors' Oshawa operations earlier today.

Negotiations began in early August, but were suspended on account of the contract talks with the Detroit Three. Talks between the CAW and Lear Whitby resumed earlier this month.

Ratification will be scheduled for this coming weekend. Details of the agreement will only be released upon ratification.

CAW Local 222 represents 400 workers at Lear Whitby.

The strike at auto parts company Wescast, in Strathroy, Ontario (outside of London) that began Saturday morning still continues. The strike at Wescast is the result of a sourcing decision by General Motors which would see the current work performed at the facility go to China, as opposed to staying in Canada.

SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

For further information:

please contact CAW Assistant to the President Jerry Dias (cell) 416-315-1576; CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley (cell) 905-449-3112; or CAW National Representative Jim Mitchell (cell) 905-441-4546