Unifor says autoworkers vote to approve strike if needed

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The union representing Canadian workers in Detroit Three automakers have voted to approve the much-needed strike in their contract negotiations.

In votes over the weekend, Unifor said workers at General Motors voted 95.3 percent in favor, while those at Ford Motor Co. voted 96.4 percent in favor. .

Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA voted 98.4 percent in favor of the strike.

Unifor began formal talks with automakers in Toronto on August 12.

The union says it plans to announce on or around Labor Day, the company designated as the target of the strike.

He says he will continue talks with that company until he comes to an agreement and no later than the strike deadline of September 21 at 11:59 p.m.

“Our members voted overwhelmingly in favor of their bargaining committees and our bargaining priorities, including job security, product commitments and economic gains for all members,” said National President of Unifor, Jerry Dias, in a statement.

“We will continue to advance our agenda at the bargaining table, but remind the government that it has an active role to play in securing the future of our auto industry. A future made in Canada. “

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