The union representing workers at the Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville has extended its strike deadline.
The bargaining committee of Unifor is expected to provide an update on contract negotiations with the company later today. A strike deadline was originally set for early this morning.
“Our master bargaining committee is willing to negotiate throughout the night to provide Ford with every opportunity to do right and reach a fair settlement to avoid a work stoppage at its Canadian plants,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
Key to negotiations is the future of the plant with current car production expected to wind down in 2023 with no replacement planned.
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Both the federal and provincial governments as well as Unifor is urging the company to produce an electric vehicle at the Oakville facility.