First group of Magna workers join CAW under the Framework of Fairness



    WINDSOR, ON, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - The more than 250 workers at Windsor Modules,
a division of Magna, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a first collective
agreement negotiated by the Canadian Auto Workers union and to join the union
under the Framework of Fairness agreement (FFA).
    CAW President Buzz Hargrove congratulated the workers on their first
union agreement. "I'd like to welcome this group of workers to the CAW, the
first of many Magna workers whom I believe will vote to join our union."
    The three year agreement, ratified by over 87 per cent, includes an
immediate $3/an hour wage increase for production workers with annual
improvements, a skilled trades program, layoff and job security protections, a
women's advocate, paid education leave and inter-plant transfer language, all
of which are new benefits to Magna workers under the CAW/Magna agreement.
    Hemi Mitic, Assistant to CAW National President, Buzz Hargrove, said he
was pleased by the outcome of the negotiations which began more than two years
ago.
    The Windsor Module plant is the first of over 40 plants in the Magna
system that has voted to adopt the Framework of Fairness and the new
collective agreement which will be the template to be taken to the other Magna
divisions.
    The union will move to establish a country-wide Magna local union to
welcome these and other Magna workers as they join the CAW.
    Workers at the Windsor Modules plant produce door components for the
Chrysler mini-van plant in Windsor as well as a Chrysler assembly plant in
St. Louis, Missouri.





For further information:

For further information: Hemi Mitic, (cell) (416) 565-3677 or CAW
Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell) (416) 302-1699

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