March 13, 2007
DaimlerChrysler’s Brampton plant workers vote in favour of new contract
Brampton, Ontario – CAW members who work at DaimlerChrysler’s Brampton, Ontario car assembly plant voted overwhelmingly to an agreement that involves concessions to maintain job security.
On Monday, CAW production members voted 78 per cent in favour and skilled trades members voted 95 per cent in favour of the agreement that will come into force when new, unnamed vehicles begin production at the plant, which currently produces the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger.
Bob Chernecki, assistant to the CAW President, spoke to the membership about the tough environment facing domestic automakers and the challenging times that have created so much insecurity in auto producing communities. “Our members work hard to produce high quality vehicles and they made a difficult decision today that will help provide a more secure future for
themselves, their families and their community,” Chernecki said.
Ken Lewenza, chairperson of the CAW’s DaimlerChrysler master bargaining committee, said, “There is obviously a lot of uncertainty in the auto industry and our members continue to express frustration and concern about the future.”