Toronto, Ontario – Members of the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) Local 252 have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement with Mississauga Toyota in Mississauga, Ontario. The union was on strike for three months against the dealership, one of the longest strikes in the local’s history.
The union said that the 18-member unit was locked in a bitter dispute with dealership owner Joe Gubasta, “who had demanded major wage and benefit concessions, including a two-tier wage system for certain classifications, as well as a removal of work hour guarantees and other cuts,” the CAW said in a statement. The dealership has been unionized since the 1960s.
The new agreement includes wage increases in each year of the agreement, benefit gains, guaranteed work hour protection language for mechanics, and other improvements.