Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is concerned about the economics of the deal struck between General Motors and Unifor, says union chief Jerry Dias.
FCA is in talks with Unifor to reach a new labour contract after GM workers represented by the union ratified a deal with the automaker last month.
The new contract with GM includes $554 million in investments and new products at two GM plants, wage gains and a defined-contribution pension plan for new hires.
Speaking with Automotive News Canada in late September following the selection of FCA as the union’s next target, Dias said FCA, as well as Ford Motor Co., have expressed concerns about the GM deal’s costs. Unifor will pattern talks with FCA and Ford off the contract reached with GM.
“Both of them [FCA and Ford] are concerned about the costs for the new employees,” Dias said.