UPDATE 4:1019 p.m., 11:.m 30 a.m.: The Associated Press reported that the United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a preliminary agreement that still needs to be voted on, first by union committees and then by the entire union membership. The proposed contract is for a period of four years. GM-UAW deal: Deal demands 9,000 jobs, $9,000 ratification bonus, electric truck in Detroit-Hamtramck Negotiators for both sides made progress last weekend after a turbulent press war the week before. The automaker and the UAW have been in talks since mid-July. Discussions intensified when the two sides failed to reach a tentative agreement by the contract deadline of September 14 and the union ordered a strike. „At the October 17 meeting, the Council will decide whether to maintain the strike until the end of ratification or to suspend the strike at the time of the approval of the agreement by the Council,“ the union said. General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a preliminary agreement to end the strike that began a month ago, the union said Wednesday. The UAW GM National Council will vote on the deal on Thursday. General Motors and the UAW reached a tentative agreement on a new contract on Wednesday, the 31st day of a nationwide strike. It usually takes about two weeks for local leaders to inform their members of what is written in the agreement and for the vote to take place at premises across the country, Dziczek said.
Two sources familiar with the situation said the deal follows the broad outlines of proposals that GM has made public twice in the past month. It is expected to include at least $9 billion in new investment, the creation of 9,000 jobs, the maintenance of health insurance benefits without increased spending, $11,000 ratification premiums, unlimited profit-sharing payments, a 3% increase in base salaries in two years and 4% in lump sum premiums for the other two years of the proposed four-year contract. The proposed interim agreement will be considered Thursday by the National Council, nearly 200 local union leaders who will meet Thursday at 10:30 a.m. .m in Detroit. If they agree, what will be formally a provisional agreement will be subject to ratification by GM personnel represented by the UAW. In a brief statement on the deal, GM said: „We can confirm the UAW`s statement regarding a proposed interim agreement. More details will be announced in due course. The proposed interim agreement will be reviewed by the National GM Council, convened Thursday morning for a meeting in Detroit. If approved by the Board, the proposed pact will be subject to ratification by GM personnel represented by the UAW.
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2020 /CNW/ – Unifor`s Master Bargaining Committee has reached a preliminary agreement that is unanimously recommended for 1700 members working at General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock to avoid a strike this morning. About 200 local union leaders representing GM workers will gather Thursday in Detroit for a National Council meeting to decide whether the interim agreement should be sent to UAW members and when the strike should end. The four-year deal, which would cover nearly 50,000 workers, indicates a possible end to the months-long shutdown that halted work at factories and cost the automaker millions of dollars. After weeks of negotiations and one of the longest strikes in the company`s history, the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced a preliminary agreement with General Motors. The strike began at 12:01 p..m. 16 September; the proposed provisional agreement was reached on the 31st day of the strike.
The strike is not over – the union`s GM National Council will vote on the proposal on Thursday and decide whether workers will remain on strike until they vote in favour of ratifying the agreement. . . .