TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - CAW shop floor leadership from across
the General Motors chain today endorsed a new four-year collective
agreement by a margin of 99 per cent. The tentative rejects permanent
two-tier wages, provides cost of living lump sum payments, new
investment, as well as provisions for greater job security.
"Our elected workplace representatives at General Motors confirmed today
they are in support of this agreement which maintains the overall
pattern which was first established at Ford," said CAW President Ken
Lewenza. "Our members in Oshawa, St. Catharines and Woodstock, Ontario
must now vote on the agreement."
The CAW-GM leadership meeting this morning at Toronto's Sheraton Centre
Hotel was attended by 150 chairpersons, stewards and other elected shop
floor representatives. The deal had been earlier endorsed by the
union's GM master bargaining committee.
The union will hold a series of ratification meetings on Wednesday,
September 26 and Thursday, September 27 where CAW members at GM will
vote on the tentative agreement
The ratification meeting schedule is as follows:
CAW Local 222 - Wednesday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at
the GM Centre (99 Athol Street East, Oshawa)
CAW Local 199 - Thursday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (L199
Hall 124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines)
CAW Local 636 - Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at
Local 636 Hall (126 Beale St., Woodstock).
Media are welcome to attend.
Contract ratification results will be released on Thursday, September 27
in the early evening, once all votes have been cast and tallied. The
CAW will send out the overall results in a Canada News Wire media
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
contact CAW Communications Director, Shannon Devine, 416-302-1699 or John McClyment, 416-315-3202.