Contracts Collective Bargaining

  • Nov 7- Pilots at Southwest Airlines Co voted to ratify a new contract that hikes wages and alters retirement benefits, their union said on Monday, following more than four years of talks. The deal raises pay by 15 percent upon ratification, followed by increases of 3 percent annually through 2020, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association said in a news release.

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union said on Monday that progress was "painfully slow" in contract talks with Ford Motor Co ahead of a midnight strike deadline, with salaries for recent hires and health benefits among the sticking points. Unifor spokeswoman Denise Hammond said the automaker had proposed a new class of temporary full-time...

  • MONTREAL/ DETROIT, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union said on Monday that it and Ford Motor Co remain apart in contract talks ahead of a midnight deadline, with salaries for recent hires and plant investments among the sticking points. "Things have been picking up over the last 24 hours but we still have a way to go," Jerry Dias, president of the union, Unifor, said in...

  • MONTREAL/ DETROIT, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union said on Monday that it and Ford Motor Co remain apart in contract talks ahead of a midnight strike deadline, with salaries for recent hires and plant investments among the sticking points. "Things have been picking up over the last 24 hours but we still have a way to go," Unifor President Jerry Dias said in an...

  • SANTIAGO, Oct 4- Chilean copper miner Antofagasta Minerals said on Tuesday it has reached a 36- month wage deal with unionized supervisors at its flagship Los Pelambres mine. "We agreed on a 36- month collective contract that meets the expectations of both parties, as it addresses our supervisors' main concerns and is within the long-term possibilities of Los...

  • WEST COAST DOCKWORKERS UNION AGREE TO NOVEMBER TALKS ON POSSIBLE LABOR CONTRACT EXTENSION- JOINT STATEMENT.

  • TORONTO, Sept 19- Canada's main autoworkers union said on Monday it will make a 12:15 am announcement as contract talks with General Motors Co near a midnight strike deadline.

  • CANADA'S UNIFOR AUTO UNION SAYS TO MAKE 12:15 AM ANNOUNCEMENT AS CONTRACT TALKS WITH GENERAL MOTORS CO NEAR MIDNIGHT DEADLINE.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Canada's autoworkers' union Unifor and General Motors Co made little progress resolving the key issue of new investment in contract talks late on Sunday, the union's president said, just over 24 hours ahead of a strike deadline. Asked whether the two sides were discussing a new product for GM's Oshawa assembly, Dias said: "They understand that they...

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Contract negotiations between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors Co were scheduled to continue around the clock on Sunday ahead of a Monday night strike deadline, the union said, with the two sides still far apart on the key issue of investment. Contract talks could save 2,500 jobs at GM's Oshawa car assembly or take the plant one step...

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Contract negotiations between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors Co were scheduled to continue around the clock on Sunday ahead of a Monday night strike deadline, as a newspaper reported the two sides were making progress. Canada has been struggling to get new investment from automakers in its once-thriving car industry, losing out to...

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Contract negotiations between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors Co were going around the clock, the labor group said on Sunday ahead of a Monday night strike deadline at some of the automaker's Canadian plants. Canada has been struggling to get new investment from automakers in its once-thriving car industry, losing out to the Southern...

  • TORONTO, Sept 15- The main union representing Canada's autoworkers has made no progress in getting a commitment for fresh production from General Motors Co, but the union president said on Thursday there is still time in contract talks to hammer out a deal. Unifor, which represents more than 20,000 autoworkers, will not extend a strike deadline set for midnight...

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors Co but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike. Dias and Unifor have threatened the strike of about 4,000 workers at GM plants...

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors Co but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike. Dias and Unifor have threatened the strike of about 4,000 workers at GM plants...

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors Co, but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike.

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's main autoworkers' union on Tuesday named General Motors Co as its strike target in contract talks, and its top official warned that any walkout could disrupt the automaker's production across North America. Union President Jerry Dias set a strike deadline of Sept. 19, the expiration date for four-year contracts covering GM, Fiat...

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's main autoworkers' union on Tuesday named General Motors Co as its strike target in contract talks with three major automakers, saying GM was its biggest bargaining challenge given the union's demand for new investment in Ontario plants. Unifor National President Jerry Dias said he does not expect a strike, but added that the carmaker...

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's Unifor autoworkers' union said on Tuesday its first strike target in contract negotiations would be General Motors Co, and set a strike deadline of midnight on Sept. 19. "I don't think there's going to be a strike," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. While negotiations often run up to or past strike deadlines, Unifor, formerly the...

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's autoworkers' union, which steps up pressure in contract talks by naming a strike target on Tuesday, may see its ability to win concessions undermined by outside factors, ranging from high power rates to manufacturers' increased reliance on more costly imported parts, industry experts say. The top priority for the union, named Unifor, is to...