Navistar’s Chatham truck plant closed indefinitely

WINDSOR, Ont. — Navistar International Corp.’s Chatham, Ont., truck plant is shut down indefinitely and contentious talks between the company and union over dramatic staff cuts are on hold for at least two weeks.

The remaining 370 workers at the Chatham plant, which received $63-million in government aid in 2003, were laid off Tuesday and contract talks with the Canadian Auto Workers have broken off. Whether they will return to work after a regular two-week summer shutdown depends on what happens at the bargaining table, Navistar spokesman Roy Wiley said Thursday.
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