The CAW and General Motors have reached a deal
GM and the CAW have reached a deal.
The pact is good news for GM workers across the province including Niagara.
An extra 100 jobs will be created at the St. Catharines plant and workers who have been driving to Oshawa or Ingersoll for the last decade will get return to their home base by the end of the four year deal.
Local 199 President Wayne Gates says over the last 15 to 18 years, the local has seen nothing but downsizing and layoffs so now his members can say to their families I am going to have a job and continue to work.
Gates adds its important as well for Niagara because GM is making a committment to the region.
He also points out the reason for that committment is the workforce at the St. Catharines plant is productive and puts out products that are second to none.
The deal also is good new for Oshawa workers, a third shift will be created at its flex plant and production extended on one or two shifts at the consolidated plant.
The CAW reached a deal with Ford on Monday and will now try to hammer out a deal with Chrysler.