WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Auto supplier TRW Automotive and the Canadian Auto Workers union reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday after a five-day strike that shut down a Chrysler minivan plant, a TRW spokesman said.
John Wilkerson said 175 workers at its Windsor plant were scheduled to vote on the contract Tuesday evening. If the contract is ratified, workers were scheduled to go back to work starting with Tuesday's midnight shift.
''It's very positive news and we certainly hope for a positive vote,'' Wilkerson said. ''We hope to get back to work here soon.''
Wilkerson said details of the contract would likely be released after the ratification vote. The CAW had said wages were the big issue in the contract negotiations.
Chrysler LLC spokeswoman Michelle Tinson said the automaker was asking its third-shift employees to report to work at midnight. TRW makes brakes and suspension systems, mostly for the Chrysler plant.