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CAW doesn’t yet have deal with Chrysler Canada

CAW president Ken Lewenza says the union doesn’t yet have a newcontract with Chrysler Canada but his team is willing to keepnegotiating.

TORONTO — CAW president Ken Lewenza says the union doesn’t yet have a new contract with Chrysler Canada but his team is willing to keep negotiating.

Lewenza provided the update in downtown Toronto, where the union and company have been negotiating since Monday in an effort to save the troubled automaker.

Chrysler needs a new labour agreement for a restructuring proposal that it must submit by Tuesday in order to get roughly US$2.3 billion requested from the federal and Ontario governments.

The company has been hit hard by the slump in auto sales, although it has done better in Canada than many of its peers.

Chrysler has 10,000 hourly workers in Canada at assembly plants in Brampton, Ont., and Windsor, Ont., and a casting plant in Toronto.

 
 
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