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Ford-Unifor Talks



Note: The following statement is attributed to Steve Majer, vice president, Human Resources, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.

OAKVILLE, Ont., Nov. 6, 2016 – Ford of Canada and Unifor have secured a new globally competitive national labour agreement that ensures a strong future for our employees, our customers and our communities.

Employees have voted in favour of the four-year agreement that includes a planned $700 million investment in our Canadian operations. Covering more than 6,400 people, this collective agreement maintains auto manufacturing jobs and is a significant investment in our Canadian workforce through wage increases for all employees and benefit plan improvements.

This competitive agreement with Unifor enables Ford of Canada to further strengthen its business and positions the Canadian operations for future success.

Ford continues to speak with the federal and Ontario governments to ensure long-term sustainability for Canada’s auto manufacturing sector.

Q. How many people does Ford of Canada currently employ?
A. Ford employs approximately 8,000 people in Canada.

Q. How many hourly employees does Ford employ in Canada?
A. In Canada, Ford’s hourly workforce is made up of more than 6,400 employees.

Q. How many Ford plants and offices are there in Canada?
A. Ford of Canada’s operations include a national headquarters, three regional offices, three vehicle assembly and engine manufacturing plants, and two parts distribution centres.

Q. What Ford vehicles and engines are produced in Canada?
A. Oakville Assembly Complex (OAC) builds the Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT.

At the Ford Windsor Site there are two plants, the Essex Engine Plant (EEP) and the Windsor Engine Plant (WEP). The 5.0-litre V8 engine, produced at EEP, is found in the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150. The 6.8-litre V10 engine, produced at WEP, is found in the Ford F-Series and Ford E-Series. 

Q. When does the current contract expire?
A. The current contract expires September 19, 2016.

Q. When do negotiations start?
A. Talks start this summer. Ford of Canada has a long history of working collaboratively with our union partners. We look forward to negotiating a globally competitive agreement with Unifor that will help lead Ford of Canada, our employees and our communities into the future.


Note: The following statement is attributed to Steve Majer, vice president, Human Resources, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.

OAKVILLE, Ont., Nov. 1, 2016 – Ford of Canada and Unifor have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year national labour contract covering more than 6,400 unionized employees in Canada.

The agreement is subject to ratification by Ford-Unifor members. To respect the ratification process, Ford of Canada will not discuss the specifics of the tentative agreement until unionized employees have had the opportunity to review and vote on the agreement.

Unifor-Ford Opening 2016 Contract Negotiations
The following statement is attributable to Steve Majer, vice president, Human Resources, Ford of Canada.

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Ford of Canada is Hiring for More Than 1,000 New Jobs at Oakville Assembly
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Ford goes "Landfill-Free" in Canada 
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Ford Selects Canadian Plant to Build All-New Global Utility Vehicle for Export to More Than 60 Countries
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Ford’s $700 Million Investment at Oakville Solidifies 2,800 Jobs to Meet Global Customer Demand 
Ford Motor Company, Canada’s top-selling automaker, is investing C$700 million at its Oakville Assembly plant, securing more than 2,800 jobs and expanding its manufacturing capability to meet surging global demand.

Ford of Canada Announces Four-Year Contract with CAW That Improves Competitiveness and Creates Jobs
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