September 25, 2005
TORONTO (CP) – DaimlerChrysler workers have overwhelmingly accepted a new three-year labour deal.
Jim Pare of the Canadian Autoworkers Union says 86 per cent of those who voted said yes to the deal.
Less than 50 per cent of the union’s 11,400 members participated in the weekend ratification vote.
The deal shaves 1,000 union positions from the automaker’s Ontario plants over the next three years.
But no current employees will lose their jobs – positions will be cut through early retirement incentives and attrition.
DaimlerChrysler is the second of the Big Three automakers to approve a new labour contract – Ford workers approved a deal last week and talks continue for General Motors workers.
© The Canadian Press 2005