June 5, 2007
CAW signs new agreement at CAMI Assembly Plant
Ingersoll, Ontario – Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) members at the CAMI Automotive assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario have voted in favour of a new three-year agreement that provides improved wages, benefits and pensions. The plant, which builds the Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Suzuki XL7, employs 2,300 CAW members.
Production workers voted 78.3 per cent in favour at a ratification meeting on the weekend, while skilled trades voted 73.8 per cent. Wage increases, including projected cost of living, are $2.71 over the three years for production workers, and $3.12 for skilled trades. Child care, legal services and vacations were all improved, the union says.
The two sides entered into early bargaining, in order to position the plant for new investment and a future product commitment.