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Ford Enters Into Contract Negotiations With Canadian Union ‘Unifor’

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Ford Motor Company has entered into contract renegotiations with Canada’s largest private-sector labor union, Unifor, reports Automotive News. Unifor has previously iterated that its primary objective with regard to the new Ford contract will be securing new investments, especially at the automaker’s Windsor engine plants.

Ford Canada VP of Human Resources Steve Majer said in a statement: “We approach the process with a shared goal – to pursue long-term viability for Canadian auto manufacturing. The global landscape has significantly changed in four years, and through our discussions we’ll need to find innovative ways to be competitive and support our employees’ way of life.”

Ford’s Windsor engine plants currently produces the 6.8-liter V10 available in certain E-Series and F-Series Super Duty models, as well as the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 found in the Ford F-150 and Mustang GT.

According to AN, Unifor’s current labor contracts with Ford, GM, and FCA run out on September 19th. Unifor President Jerry Dias said that the union plans to find a target automaker before then, on September 6th, to employ “pattern bargaining” to leverage a deal out of the other two. Although Ford has yet to commit any new products to its Windsor engine production facilities, Dias described the talks so-far as being “productive” and “constructive.”

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