Union Says Ford Picks Mexico Over Ontario For Engine Plant

Unifor says Ford Motor Co. has decided to build its new engine in Mexico after it was unable to reach a deal with the federal and Ontario governments. Unifor national president Jerry Dias says the union is disappointed the company and the...

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Unifor says Ford Motor Co. has decided to build its new engine in Mexico after it was unable to reach a deal with the federal and Ontario governments.

Unifor national president Jerry Dias says the union is disappointed the company and the two levels of government could not reach an agreement after months of talks.

The union says if Ford had decided to build the engine at its plant in Windsor, Ont., it would have secured more than 1,000 jobs and the long-term stability of the factory.

Unifor Local 200, which represents Ford workers in Windsor, is expected to hold a meeting Sunday to explain the decision to its members.

Earlier this month, Ford said it would add 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ont. by the end of this year to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV.

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