Lear are ready to close Canadian plant after non-stop strike (with collateral damages for FCA)

Allegedly, Lear are ready to close their manufacturing plant, located in Ajax (Canada), after a non-stop strike that brought production to a standstill, following negotiations over the contract renewal for over 300 employees. The workers’ turmoil came up about the agreement on the next four-year period contract, signed by the trade unions with the management of the multinational company, which manufactures car components and seating. While voting first, 94% of employees rejected the agreement; thereafter, they started, on April 28, a non-stop strike that forced FCA plant, placed nearby in Brampton, to suspend the production of three Chrysler models (Lear is their seating supplier). On May 5, at Lear the plant workers voted again: as reported by Canadian press, they approved the agreement (74% of them in favor of that), so they could take up work again at Ajax factory. Still we do not know whether Lear will reverse their decision: perhaps they will close the manufacturing site anyway. Let’s wait and see.


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