The new agreement also gives employees access to medical cannabis coverage through insurer Green Shield Canada, he notes. While the benefit will only be available in certain circumstances, Vermey anticipates that negotiations on coverage under collective agreements will be more frequent in the future. « As the Prime Minister said yesterday, our government is sitting at the table negotiating the terms of this agreement with Ford and the federal government and will make a useful contribution, » the spokesman said in a statement. The Ford agreement, which was provisionally approved on September 22, involves investments by both the automaker and representatives of the Canadian government. The package, which is mainly paid for by Ford, aims to make the automotive industry in Canada a major player in electrification, Dias said earlier. Under the new agreement, Workers on Ford`s hour will receive two pay increases of 2.5% during the three-year contract; ratification bonuses; and a reduced growth period of eight years for hiring after 11 years, according to the automaker. Ford Motor Co. and Unifor`s new collective agreement covers everything from racial inequality, from the supply of medical cannabis to a new retirement plan. « We have locked ourselves into this agreement in the future, » he said. « We are in good shape. It`s not like I have to reinvent the wheel when I negotiate in 2023. Dziczek said Ford`s ability to exit an investment by then will largely depend on what it has concluded with Unifor. « FCA Canada looks forward to moving forward our discussions with Unifor, » the company said in a statement.

« We are committed to finding an agreement that allows us to continue to invest in our future and create opportunities for our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. » « The agreement is subject to the condition of ratification by Ford Unifor members, » he said. « To respect the ratification process, Ford of Canada will not discuss the details of the interim agreement. » Dias said this agreement is different because of its size and the length of Ford`s commitment. Unifor union members working for Ford have ratified new three-year collective agreements with 81% « yes, » as the union announced on Monday. The agreement between Unifor and Ford is expected to set the tone for upcoming negotiations with Fiat Chrysler and General Motors. This is the second time Dias has cancelled negotiations with Detroit 3 with what it called « historic » contract. He also used this adjective to describe Unifor`s 2016 agreement with General Motors.