Canadian Manufacturing

GM, auto workers union reach tentative agreement

UAW says the deal secured "significant gains and job security protections"



DETROIT—General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a new tentative agreement.

The two negotiating parties came to an accord late Oct. 25, agreeing to a deal the UAW said secured “significant gains and job security protections” for workers.

“We believe that this agreement will present stable long-term significant wage gains and job security commitments to UAW members now and in the future,” UAW president, Dennis Williams, said. “We look forward to presenting the details of these gains to local union leaders and the membership.”

The tentative deal will now be sent to the union’s UAW National GM Council, which will discuss and vote on the agreement Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Detroit automaker was also pleased with the outcome of the talks.

“The new UAW-GM national agreement is good for employees and the business,” Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations vice-president, said. “Working with our UAW partners, we developed constructive solutions that benefit employees and provide flexibility for the company to respond to the needs of the marketplace.”

The terms of the four-year agreement will not be shared publically until the union’s members have voted to ratify the deal. The accord would cover 52,600 GM employees in the U.S.

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