Membership approval of the three-year deal, which was unanimously endorsed by Unifor’s auto bargaining committee, locks in substantial wage gains and pension improvements for workers, and will see Ford invest to expand production at one of its Windsor, Ont. powertrain plants starting in 2025.
Unifor said 5,600 members at Ford workplaces in Canada voted on the deal over a period of roughly 24 hours Saturday and Sunday, with 54 per cent voting in favour.
Union President Lana Payne said the Unifor bargaining team pushed Ford on every front to secure a contract that will "change lives in a profound way."
"It fundamentally transforms pension plans, provides protections during the EV transition and includes the highest wage increases in the history of Canadian auto bargaining," she said in a statement.