Talks Begin Between Nemak and Unifor

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Nemak and Unifor sit down, beginning Wednesday, for three days of talks to try and iron out their differences.

The union argues the company has violated the contract with its decision to shut down the west Windsor plant in June 2020 and move the work to Mexico.

The company says it has given workers ample notice of the plant closure.

Talks are set for October 3 and 4th.

The dispute resulted in a two week blockade at the plant which ended on September 15th after the court imposed a fine and Unifor laid out a series of demands to remove the blockade, which included sitting down to talk.

If there isn't a resolution, the dispute will go to arbitration set for October 15th and 16th.

Workers had agreed to a wage freeze to secure the plant into 2022.

The move to Mexico would affect 170 workers, members of Unifor Local 200.