Ingersoll CAMI workers back pay, pension freeze

Workers at the booming CAMI auto assembly plant in Ingersoll have accepted a new contract that will freeze wages for almost four years and pensions for eight years but assure production until late into the next decade.

Meanwhile, the CAW and Ford Motor Co. of Canada are still trying to negotiate revisions to lower labour costs in an existing contract that would match earlier concession deals at struggling GM and Chrysler.

The union wants to save a sputtering Ford assembly plant in St. Thomas that has no production schedule beyond 2011 and gain more work at engine operations in Windsor.
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