Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has announced it will open talks with Chrysler on Monday, March 23 in Toronto.

“Getting to the bargaining table with Chrysler has taken longer than expected,” said CAW president Ken Lewenza. “But the CAW fully expects to get the process back on track and work towards reaching an agreement with Chrysler that will secure jobs here in Canada.”

Both Chrysler and General Motors must reach cost-cutting agreements with all stakeholders before March 31 in order to qualify for financial support from the Ontario and federal governments. The CAW represents approximately 8,000 workers at Chrysler’s Ontario facilities in Brampton, Windsor and Toronto.

An agreement with GM was reached on March 8 and ratified on March 11.

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