Clearly, the two-step wage structure, which former CAW President Bob White once called « cancer, » would not be eliminated or reduced in these agreements. National and local leaders are calling on Members of the Ford Motor Company to vote in favour of the agreement. Ratification meetings are being held today to discuss the details of the interim agreement. The results of the ratification vote will be published on Monday 28 September. Vacation for 2020: The 2020 City Hall calendar will be as follows: when negotiations between Unifor and the Canadian subsidiaries of Detroit automakers fell on the last company, Ford, the signs indicated an opposition that was emerging to decades of concessions. Amid the general opposition in the workshop, the leaders of the largest local Ford openly resisted the model negotiated by the union with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). On Friday, January 17, 2020, Local 1329 members held a special meeting to ratify the interim agreement and voted in favour of the agreement. The agreement is now submitted to the City Council for review and approval. All union members are informed if copies of the agreement are available. A copy of the agreement will also be published on the website.
The small number of ratifications reflected profound differences within the membership and an important and critical component of resistance to the model. Even when the Oakville negotiating committee agreed on the agreement (including the local president and the plant president), the treaty was rejected. It`s unprecedented. With real leadership (from below or from above), this vote could have carried the full membership of Ford. Today, the CUPE 1329 members held an information rally in front of the town hall between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There was a great local turnout with other local members! TORONTO, September 27, 2020 /CNW/ – Local union management in all Ford Motor Company premises in trade and production unanimously approved the preliminary agreement between Unifor and the company last week unanimously. « The threat outlined in this agreement will be felt by our colleagues at Ford and De Chrysler, as the typical negotiations advance similar rules for their workers, » GM SWE Corey Weir wrote on the eve of the ratification vote on the RankandFile.ca work site. « Tomorrow we will have to revoke this and take a stand against any provisional agreement that opposes a fundamental principle of unionism – equal pay for equal work. It`s time to draw that line in the sand and keep it. « This resounding support from our management in the workshop at all Ford Motor Company plants is proof of the strength of the agreement negotiated by our negotiating committee, » said Jerry Dias, Unifor`s national president.
« By a unanimous decision, our local leaders have made their position clear: this preliminary agreement with Ford provides what our members need now and in the future. But the potential for a new chapter is still there: the rejection of the agreement on Ford`s largest workplace and Unifor`s largest self-local; The nature of the arguments put forward by those who opposed it and voted against it; the germs of the organization that is developing in Oshawa – all go in the direction of a possible new life for collective resistance to the current regime in the car. Learning the legacy of resistance, struggle, internal struggles within the Union and the role of the Socialists – which dates back to the 1930s – is a key element in building on the real frustration and anger of today`s young workers.