TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian Auto Workers says Ford Canada has asked the union to match recent concessions reached in labor deals with General Motors Canada and Chrysler Canada so the company can remain competitive.
CAW negotiator Mike Vince said Tuesday the union met with Ford management last night and the company outlined why the automaker needs a new contract to remain competitive in its Canadian and U.S operations.
The CAW's current contract with Ford expires in 2011.
The CAW says it will now decide whether it reopen contract negotiations.
Ford was the only Detroit Three automaker that did not get any government financial help to stay afloat. GM and Chrysler were forced to negotiate new deals with their unions in Canada and the U.S. to qualify for government aid.