Issue #8 - September 11, 1996 - Initial Proposal Unacceptable


Issue #8 - September 11, 1996 - Initial Proposal Unacceptable




(Toronto) -- CAW president Buzz Hargrove termed Chrysler’s first proposal on the contentious issue of outsourcing as "totally unacceptable".

"At this stage the clock has started to run with six days left before the deadline. There will have to be significant movement in the next few days on the key issues of outsourcing, lean production, shorter work time and the need to put legislative minimum standards into the contract."

"I can’t emphasize enough how difficult and complex these issues are and how far we have to go to get a resolve before the strike deadline."

Chrysler is set to present its initial economic offer on Thursday.

Hargrove said he was troubled by the signal being sent by Chrysler raising a longer term agreement.

"Clearly over the last several months, I have hammered away at the insecurity our membership is experiencing at Chrysler because of outsourcing and lean production as well as legislative rollbacks," said Hargrove. "The local leadership at our bargaining convention in June said we have to have the option of a one-year agreement if we cannot get the security we need in a three-year deal. A longer term agreement is out of the question."

"I will deliver that message once again today to Chrysler’s top negotiating team."

Top U.S. negotiators flew in Tuesday to join Chrysler head negotiator Ken Francese in assessing progress at the Canadian bargaining table.

CHRYSLER RATIFICATION / INFORMATION
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 & 22, 1996

LOCAL LOCATION / TIME
444 Sunday, September 22
9:30 am
Windsor Raceway
1090 Saturday, September 21
11:00am
Ajax High School
Baseline Avenue
1285 Sunday, September 22
10:00am
Sperenza Centre
Goreway, Brampton
1459 Sunday, September 22
2:00pm
Port Credit Legion
1498 Sunday, September 22
2:00pm
Local 444 Hall
195 (Security) Saturday, September 21
7:00am - 12 noon - 3:00pm
Local 195 Hall


STRIKE DEADLINE: SEPT. 17 AT 11:59 PM


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