· The new agreement builds on the company`s success by investing $9 billion and creating 7,900 new or new jobs Under the new agreement, FCA is committed to expanding its U.S. production capacity for a total of $9 billion. “It`s not easy to get the final Detroit 3 contract,” said UAW President Rory Gamble. “This means a much longer negotiation period. Our negotiating team at the UAW and local national negotiators have been able to maintain the model and, as a result, negotiate a treaty that will increase many lives throughout the life cycle of this treaty. They should be commended for their concentration and perseverance. On Wednesday, FCA Canada`s Director of Human Resources, Jacqueline Oliva, and Unifor`s National President Jerry Dias opened contract negotiations for 2020 with an exchange of documents at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The ceremony will mark the official start of negotiations between the automaker and the union. The current agreement expires on September 21, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.m. “The ACF remains committed to Canada and we look forward to negotiating a fair agreement that will help us continue to invest in our future while creating opportunities for our employees, their families and our communities,” said Oliva. “We have the largest staff every hour and in 2019, FCA Canada has produced most of the vehicles of the three national automakers. As the automotive industry continues to change rapidly, our goal in this round of negotiations is to reach a collective agreement that maintains the company`s competitiveness. FCA has created more UAW jobs than any other OEM and has exceeded investment commitments since the 2015 agreement “Any full-time production employee currently working at FCA will be the best until the end of this four-year contract,” said Cindy Estrada, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW FCA Division.
“All temporary workers now have a definite pathway to full-time pay and maximum pay.” The model agreement provides temporary and full-time workers with a means of obtaining peak pay; Creates health care parity for full-time workers; Adds coverage for the cost of prescription drugs for temporary workers; Contains a signing bonus and a salary in line with the model; and adds $4.5 billion in new investments, in addition to the previously announced $4.5 billion in investments, which include a new plant in Detroit. “Without the contributions of our UAW employees, we would not be the company we are today and this contract rewards and rewards their commitment to helping us achieve this success,” said Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of FCA North America. “Together with the UAW, we are pleased to have concluded a new agreement that will allow us to continue our track record of hosting well-paying UAW jobs, creating strong families, investing in our communities and providing exceptional vehicles for our customers.” FCA confirmed today that its UAW staff has ratified a new four-year collective agreement, which builds on the company`s obligation to expand its U.S. operations.