Key details are continuing to trickle out regarding the latest four-year labor agreement between Canadian union Unifor and General Motors. It’s likely to go down as a historic negotiation, and one that saved local manufacturing at the Oshawa facility specifically.
Regarding pay, though, some things have been left untouched. According to The Windsor Star, new hires will remain on a 10-year pay grid before reaching a maximum wage.
However, pay increases will occur each year, and continue to through 2019. With the ratification of the latest labor agreement, pay increased two percent for current workers and will increase another two percent in 2019. That doesn’t change how quickly new hires will max out, though.
The report states keeping the 10-year pay grid was a major concession Unifor made in order to crucial investment dollars for Canadian production to continue past 2019.
The investment totals $520 million between the Oshawa assembly and St. Catharine’s facility, which will reportedly send unfinished Chevrolet Silverado pickups to the Oshawa plant for final assembly as well as keep Chevrolet Equinox and Cadillac XTS production local.