As the labor disputes in the American automotive industry appear to be inching towards resolution, Canadian auto workers represented by Unifor are still without a deal.
Unifor, which represents approximately 8,200 workers, has called on its members to initiate strikes in southern Ontario, which shares a border with Detroit, Michigan. The targeted factories in southern Ontario produce vehicles for several Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge brands.
The inability to reach an agreement with Stellantis, which produces these popular brands, raises concerns about the stability of the automotive industry in Canada and its interconnectedness with the American market.
The strikes in southern Ontario add further complexity to an already challenging situation for the automotive sector.