Truck and Engine Corp. plans to use temporary employees to resume
production at a Canadian factory where union workers went on strike
to Bloomberg News, International said output at the Chatham, Ontario,
heavy-duty truck plant will resume as soon as possible despite
threats of violence against 40 temporary workers yesterday.
The 646 workers
at Chatham, represented by the Canadian Auto Workers, walked out
after their contract expired and the two sides couldn't agree
on $14 million in wage concessions and other cost cuts.
investors and analysts have said the strike probably won't hurt
the company because it has increased output at a lower-cost Mexican
production out of Chatham," J. Steven Keate, president of the
International Truck Group, said in an interview. "The actions
are being taken solely to meet the needs of our customers."