Third Shift at Windsor Assembly Extended by Fleet Order


The elimination of the third shift at the Windsor Assembly Plant has been pushed back.

Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy says the company informed the union on Tuesday, the overnight shift will stay on until October 21st because of a fleet order.

"I don't want to mislead anybody, I want to make sure that everybody understands they've extended it for three weeks until October 21st but it's due to fleet sales," says Cassidy.    

As heard on AM800 news earlier this year, the FCA announced the third shift was being eliminated and the last day would be September 30th.

Cassidy says the union continues to fight for the third shift.

"They still have plans to eliminate the third shift and obviously we are still working hard to try and maintain the third shift but they notified us that it's been extended for three weeks until October 21st from September 30th," says Cassidy.

There are 1500 workers on the third shift.

In a statement to AM800 news, FCA Canada says the WAP timeline for the elimination of the third shift has been extended to October 21, 2019.  After that date, the plant will return to a traditional two-shift operation.

— With files from AM800's Peter Langille