MEDIA ADVISORY – Unifor to begin Detroit Three auto negotiations August 10

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2023 /CNW/ – Unifor begins formal contract talks with Detroit Three (D3) automakers, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis on August 10, 2023.

“Our bargaining teams are ready to get to the table and start negotiations on behalf of 18,000 Unifor members covered by these contracts,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “Our mission is clear. Our members want stronger pensions, better wages and a secure future in the transition to electric vehicle manufacturing.”

Photo opportunities will be held at the opening of each session, including arrivals and delivery of the union’s proposals to the companies. Unifor will hold a media conference after the union opens talks with the companies. A media conference call is available for remote media participation.

Media interested in attending in person or via the conference call must register in advance by emailing [email protected].

The media conference will be livestreamed on


Media conference and photo opportunities, opening of Detroit Three negotiations


Thursday August 10, 2023

9:30 a.m.           

Ford opening photo opportunity: Dominion Ballroom

11:30 a.m.         

Stellantis opening photo opportunity: Dominion Ballroom

1:30 p.m.           

General Motors opening photo opportunity: Dominion Ballroom

3:00 p.m.           

Media conference: Provincial Ballroom. Call-in line available to registered media.                              


Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto


Lana Payne, Unifor National President  
Shane Wark, Unifor Assistant to the National Officers
Unifor D3 Master Bargaining Chairs


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Unifor previously unveiled its set of 29 recommendations for governments and automakers in its auto policy document, Navigating the Road Ahead: Rebuilding Canada’s powerhouse auto sector.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.


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