WINDSOR, ON, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW has reached an agreement with National Auto Radiator to end the lock out of its workers.
As part of the agreement, National Auto Radiator will resume payment of employee and retiree benefits as of April 17. The agreement will stay in place for 30 days. During this time, the company will also not ship or manufacture any products from the plant during the 30 day period.
The union has agreed to end the picket and will not strike during the 30 day period.
"The fate of the facility has not changed, but this agreement will allow us the space to negotiate a closure agreement, instead of having our members locked out, and retirees cut off of health benefits," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza.
The agreement also includes the consultation with the union, should the company be able to sell any existing equipment from the facility.
The lock out of CAW Local 195 members began on April 11 at 12:01 a.m.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
CAW Local 195 President Gerry Farnham (cell) 519-980-4195, CAW National Representative Mina Sarajcic (cell) 519-817-4366