August 12, 2020
FCA Canada Head of Human Resources Jacqueline Oliva and Unifor National President Jerry Dias opened 2020 contract talks with a document exchange, during an event today at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The ceremony marks the official start of bargaining.
Vehicle production at FCA facilities in Canada for 2019 was 447,954 units, which accounts for 23 per cent of total vehicle production in Canada and 43 per cent of domestic-three vehicle production in Canada.
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, the Company celebrates its 95th anniversary in Canada in 2020.
PLANT FACT SHEET: Windsor Assembly Plant, Windsor
Facility was built in 1928. In 1939, a special Chrysler royal convertible sedan was built for the 1939 Royal Tour and thousands were shipped overseas. From 1925-1965, vehicles produced at the plant included Plymouth two- and four-door sedans, Dodge hardtops, DeSoto convertibles, Chrysler station wagons and club coupes.
PLANT FACT SHEET: Etobicoke Casting Plant, Toronto
The facility was built in 1942 and purchased by Chrysler Corporation in 1964. Major expansions were implemented in 1965 and 1998. In August 2010, the company announced it would invest $27.2 million to produce front and rear crossmembers for future vehicles.
PLANT FACT SHEET: Brampton Assembly Plant and Brampton Satellite Stamping Plant, Brampton
Brampton Assembly was awarded bronze status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM). WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants, promoting a sense of ownership.
Opened in May 1996 with a $30 million (CDN) investment, it was the first partnership of its kind in Canada that linked industry and academia. With a total Research and Development spend in Canada now exceeding $1 billion, the ARDC benefits all partners.
Jacqueline Oliva was named Head of Human Resources, FCA Canada in June 2018.
2020 Collective Bargaining Talks
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