A Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman confirmed that it had reached an interim agreement with Unifor, but would not release details until a later date. Unifor members are due to vote on the deal on Sunday. The company said, through spokeswoman LouAnn Gosselin, that it was “obliged to reach an agreement that will allow us to continue to invest in our future and create opportunities for our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the union, which represents about 9,000 workers at its three Canadian plants, reached an interim agreement late Wednesday night, which includes a multi-billion dollar investment in the automaker`s Windsor, Ontario assembly plant. Unifor`s preliminary agreement with Fiat Chrysler includes a $1.5 billion investment in the Windsor assembly plant. (CBS DETROIT) – Fiat Chrysler and Unifor have reached an interim agreement to avoid a strike with their Canadian employees. Dias stated that each year, as part of the three-year contract, another “derivative” or “top hat” of its vehicles is manufactured in Brampton. Unifor has secured new product allocations to Windsor Assembly and Etobicoke Casting, which will create more than 2,100 jobs, as well as new derivatives to upgrade existing Dodge and Chrysler sedans built at Brampton Assembly. Otherwise, the agreement follows the model established by the contract ratified last month with Ford Motor Co. for salary increases and other benefits. FCA employs approximately 9,000 members of Unifor, the largest Canadian workforce of the three Detroit automakers. The union is planning a series of virtual ratification meetings for the weekend to give its members information on the proposed agreement.

Voting is expected to begin at 10 .m Sunday, Unifor said in a press release. “FCA does not necessarily have the product or investment promised by Ford Unifor, especially as they are in the midst of a merger with PSA. Unifor`s membership, however, will want a comparable one. The profitability and broad contours of the agreement were determined at Ford. Adapting this to the different circumstances of the ACF could be a big challenge,” Dziczek said before the preliminary agreement was announced. TORONTO – Unifor`s Master Bargaining Committee has reached an interim agreement for 9,000 members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to avoid a midnight strike at its Canadian plants in Windsor, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Montreal and Red Deer. Details were not mentioned, but the union has scheduled a press conference for 10 .m Thursday. The company also confirmed that an interim agreement had been reached and said the details would be disclosed at a later date. Dias called the preliminary deal with Fiat Chrysler “probably the best economic deal we`ve reached in 20 to 25 years,” and noted that it includes a significant signing bonus, salary increases and a return to job bonuses. The preliminary agreement also offers something for employees at the automaker`s smelter in Etobicoke, Ont., where the number of employees has grown from about 500 in 2016 to fewer than 200 people.