Just as the Windsor Assembly Plant returns to three shifts next week, FCA Canada will begin distributing buyout packages to eligible workers in an effort to reduce the number of layoffs required when the company eliminates that third shift on July 13.
There will be about 1,300 packages handed out, equivalent to the number of jobs expected to be eliminated.
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“On Monday the representatives from WAP will be out canvassing the senior employees for buyouts,” Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy said in a statement posted on the union’s Facebook page Thursday night.
“There is a package and they will be given an offer. You will be able to read over your pension statement and your offer. You will be able to make a decision and then sign up.”
Cassidy wasn’t available for further comment, texting Friday that he was ‘deeply immersed’ in further negotiations with FCA.
Local 444 executives met with the company’s pension department Friday. In another post, it was revealed eligible employees for the buyouts will have until 8 a.m. on June 15 to decide on accepting the package.