The proposed interim agreement will be discussed Thursday by the National Council, nearly 200 union leaders who meet in Detroit at 10.30 .m Thursday. If they agree, an interim agreement will be formally submitted to the ratification of GM staff represented by the UAW. The strike began at 12:01 p.m. .m 16 September; the proposed interim agreement was concluded on the 31st day of the strike. The strike is not over – the union`s GM National Council will vote on the proposal on Thursday and decide whether workers will be left on strike until they vote in favour of ratifying the agreement. The agreement will include salary increases, a ratification bonus of at least $9,000, GM`s promises to create or maintain 9,000 jobs over the next four years, a way for temporary workers to become permanent, and other elements. Interim workers: The union insisted that temporary workers receive a better offer from GM. Both sides have agreed that temporary workers should become permanent workers and details have yet to be disclosed. The United Automobiles Workers` interim four-year agreement with General Motors Co. would give temporary workers a means to obtain fully equipped employment, would not change health plans, remove the profit-sharing cap, give pay increases or bonuses each year of the contract, and offer a record ratification bonus, according to a summary of the union contract. “Jobs at the three Canadian sites are secure for the duration of this agreement, including the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, which will also be upgraded,” Dias added. GM`s new three-year agreement follows a landmark configuration agreement with Ford that includes a 5 percent hourly rate increase, a $7,250 productivity and quality bonus, a total of $4,000 in inflation protection bonuses, improved performance, work bonuses and the re-establishment of the 20 percent wage gap for crafts.

Under the agreement, full-time workers who worked for three years or more would be permanently hired from January 6, a priority request from the UAW and many members. Part-time workers who have worked for at least two uninterrupted years become regular employees as of January 1, 2020. Temporary workers who work for at least one year are also entitled to paid and unpaid leisure time. The agreement also includes ratification bonuses of $11,000 (compared to $8,000 in 2015) for permanent employees. Temporary employees would receive a $US 4,500 ratification bonus, up from 2,000 $US in 2015. The company would pay the bonuses during the second pay period after the agreement was ratified. A cap of $12,000 for recipient companies is also being removed and permanent employees continue to receive US$1,000 for every $1 billion in upstream tax revenue generated by GM in North America. GM plans to invest $7.7 billion, which has created and maintained 9,000 jobs, according to the pages of the agreement obtained by the Detroit News. The 2015 contract included an $8.3 billion commitment. For now, the work stoppage is underway, although now that the UAW-GM National Council has sent an interim agreement to members, employees of GM suppliers may soon return to work.

However, a ratified treaty is not guaranteed. Nearly 200 local auto worker executives voted Thursday to send a preliminary agreement with General Motors Co. to members. Here`s what the Free Press is able to learn about the details of the UAW`s preliminary agreement proposal with General Motors. Plus: GM, UAW proposed to reach the provisional agreement; The Ford agreement reached in September includes investments of $1.95 billion to bring electric vehicle production to Oakville and a new engine derivative to Windsor, and the Fiat Chrysler agreement includes more than $1.5 billion in investments in a state-of-the-art platform to build both plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. If the provisional agreement does not get a majority of votes, it is back to the rope for the GM negotiators and the committee