DaimlerChrysler Statement Regarding Collective Bargaining with the CAW

DaimlerChrysler Statement Regarding Collective Bargaining with the CAW

Toronto, Ontario, Sep 14, 2005 –
Mark Gendregske, DaimlerChrysler Canada Vice President of Human Resources said, “DaimlerChrysler Canada’s bargaining team is continuing its negotiations with the CAW. We have a productive relationship with the CAW and their Chrysler bargaining team and, although much hard work needs to be done, we are optimistic we can find common ground.”

The company’s current collective agreement will expire at 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Sept. 20. DaimlerChrysler Canada has more than 10,600 represented workers at its various Canadian facilities, primarily in Brampton, Etobicoke and Windsor, Ontario.

Commitment to Canada

DaimlerChrysler has invested more than $2.6 billion (Cdn.) in Canada since the last contract agreement in 2002.
Since the last contract agreement in 2002, DaimlerChrysler has invested heavily in the products it manufactures in Canada resulting in increased consumer demand, and thus requiring its Brampton and Windsor plants to operate three shifts.
DaimlerChrysler created approximately 1,000 new CAW jobs in Brampton in 2005.

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