Windsor, Ontario – Workers have occupied a parts plant in Windsor, Ontario to prevent Chrysler from removing its tooling, according to a report in Automotive News. The action could shut down production at several Chrysler factories in North America.
About 80 workers occupied Aradco Management ULC, which makes motor mounts for Chrysler. The automaker accounts for almost all of Aradco’s production.
The supplier is involved in a dispute between its U.S. parent company and Chrysler over unpaid money. The report said that the two were in discussions when Chrysler terminated its contracts and obtained a court order allowing it to move its tooling to another company. The report also said that Chrysler attempted to end the blockade by offering $205,000 to the workers, who rejected it and claimed they are owed more.