/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Deadline approaches with Unifor FCA negotiations/

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - As the strike deadline between Unifor and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) approaches, the union schedules briefings on negotiations while it continues to push for the pattern Agreement established with GM.

"FCA has been dragging its feet at the table but now the clock is ticking, a pattern has been set and the union will accept nothing less," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "In every round of Detroit Three bargaining our priority remains, this is about the future of good jobs in the auto sector."

The deadline for contract talks with FCA is Monday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. If FCA continues to resist the pattern agreement, which includes investment, 9,750 Unifor members at the Windsor, Brampton and Etobicoke FCA facilities will take strike action. Unifor members authorized a strike with an overwhelming vote on August 28.

Media covering Unifor auto talks with the Detroit Three are invited to use the Huron Room at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto on October 10 and 11. There will be tables and power bars for those needing a place to work throughout the day.



Scheduled updates on Unifor and FCA negotiations


Monday, October 10


Briefings reports are planned for 4 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight. As required, Unifor may also provide briefings at other times.


All updates and any media conference will take place in the Huron Room at the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto. All briefings will also be livestreamed using Periscope and the @AutoTalks16 Twitter account.


Updates on Unifor negotiations with FCA will be announced on Twitter via @AutoTalks16. For further information and background please visit: www.unifor.org/autotalks16.

Unifor represents 23,050 members that work at all the Detroit Three companies, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, Ford and GM. In negotiations with GM, the union established its pattern collective agreement. Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.


For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Director, Denise Hammond at Denise.Hammond@Unifor.org or (cell) 416-707-5794.

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