WINDSOR — Tentative contracts have been reached at four suppliers in the Windsor, Ont., region, ending two brief strikes and allowing production to continue at FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant.
Unifor, the union representing about a combined 700 members at the four plants, didn’t reveal any details terms of the new contracts.
Avancez was first to reach a deal with Unifor late Saturday night, but workers at HBPO and Dakkota walked off the job at 12 a.m. Sunday. They were back to work Monday after the union and management struck deals around 1 a.m.
Unifor said the Avancez contract served as a template for the others.
The union and ZF reached their new deal Sunday night, before a strike deadline.
Each plant supplies FCA’s minivan plant. They make a number of parts, from instrument panel cockpits to powertrains.
Ratification votes will be scheduled later in the week.
Wages, benefits and pensions were the biggest issues heading into bargaining.