- Unifor-represented autoworkers in Canada ratified a labor deal reached last week with Stellantis, the union said Monday.
- A majority of production and skilled trades workers approved the agreement, with 60% voting in favor of it. Employees at two parts distribution centers in Mississauga and Red Deer overwhelmingly approved the deal.
- The three-year collective bargaining agreements cover about 8,200 autoworkers, including two assembly plants in Windsor and Brampton, as well as the Etobicoke Casting Plant.
Stellantis and Unifor agreed to largely the same terms the union reached with Ford Motor Co. and General Motors. Under the agreement, Stellantis will raise base wages 20% for production workers and 25% for skilled trades, implement cost-of-living adjustments and slash the time required to earn top wages from eight years to four.
Stellantis also agreed to income security protections and other measures to support employees as the company retools its facilities, including the Brampton Assembly plant, for electric vehicle production.
By the end of the contract, Unifor said production assemblers could earn more than $33 (CA$46) per hour, while skilled trades workers could earn nearly $42 (CA$58) per hour.
“Our bargaining team faced a unique set of challenges with so much uncertainty over the EV transition, the future of our facilities, and a growing affordability crisis. This contract needed to deliver in a big way that ensured none of our members were left behind,” Unifor Stellantis Master Bargaining Chair James Stewart said in a statement. “I believe that we have accomplished our goals and we appreciate the support of our members throughout the bargaining process.”
The new labor agreement expires on Sept. 20, 2026.