CHATHAM, Ont. –Workers at Navistar’s Chatham truck plant have rejected the company’s latest offer and the plant now sits idle, according to the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union.
“We cannot expect our members to accept a contract that will eliminate their jobs and devastate their already hard hit community,” said CAW president Ken Lewenza. “We need a real commitment from the company on the future of this plant.”
Workers at the plant no longer have a contract, and the remaining 350 workers have now been laid off. About 800 workers at the plant were already laid off, prior to the expiration of the agreement June 30. •
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