The president of the Canadian Auto Workers local in Tilbury,
Ontario, said Arvin-Meritor officials made several unacceptable demands in their
final contract offer.
The company locked about 250 union members out of its brake
plant after the CAW leadership rejected the offer.
The CAW’s Rick Garant said the company’s offer includes
eliminating about 80 jobs and would force workers to wait until age 58 to get
their pension, even if they had invested 30 years with the company by an
Arvin-Meritor plans to ask the Ontario Ministry of Labor to
conduct a secret ballot vote so that rank-and-file union members can decide on
the contract for themselves.