Friday, April 16, 1999
Minutes of Settlement between CAW-Canada and Johnson
The parties agree that the items listed below are full and
final settlement regarding the dispute that commenced on
April 15, 1999.
- The Company agrees that all laid off notices will be
rescinded and individuals will be placed on the payroll
effective immediately. This provision applies to the
persons given notice of layoff on March 11, 1999.
It is also agreed that J.C.I. Stratford will be the
primary supplier to Bramalea Assembly. The parties agree
that when people retire, quit, or lose their seniority
the aggregate amount will be calculated at the end of the
month and once a total is realized the company will
recall individuals in line with their seniority at a 75%
ratio within 2 weeks of this monthly calculation.
The following formula will apply eg. April 19,
Base Manpower 500
Retirement or Quits and loss of seniority 100
75% of 100 = 75
Base Manpower 475
Note: this means that 75 people will return from
layoff. The parties agree this provision will provide for
a 3 out of 4 replacement ratio. The Company also agrees
that in the event that for market conditions there is a
reduction in Production at Chrysler Bramalea, Stratford
will be fully utilized for all trim demands for Bramalea
before any layoffs take place in Stratford.
- Past Pension Credits- The parties agree that all
individuals age 55 years or older will be eligible for the
early retirement window recently negotiated.
- The Company agrees that each cell will be provided with
an ergonomically designed chair within 30 days of this
agreement with the understanding that all individuals will
rotate through the work stations on an equal basis. The
understanding of providing a chair is on the bases that
there will not be any significant change in production. The
Company agrees to meet with the Union with full disclosure
of information prior to any change in this system.
- The Company agrees that it will withdraw or not proceed
with any reprisals, Law suits, Court Actions, Legal or
otherwise launched against CAW-Canada, CAW Local 1325 and
or its members for participating in the dispute.
- The parties agree to settle the Arbitration scheduled
on Friday, April 16, 1999, on the basis of reinstated as of
Monday, April 19, 1999 and placement on the opposite
- The Parties agree that in calculating the surplus of 25
people resulting in the 20 minute paid lunch provision will
be reduced by 7 to account for individuals who have left
the employ of the Company since the signing of the
Collective Agreement in January 1999. The remaining 18 will
be subtracted from any future recall numbers calculated in
# 1 above.
- During these discussions the Corporation raised the
issue of replacement work for the JCI Stratford location.
The issue was raised by the Corporation concerning the
sewing operations currently performed by the Stratford. The
Corporation committeed that if replacement was contemplated
that the current work being performed, ie: sewing
operations would only be outsourced if there was mutual
agreement between the Union and the Company. The results of
any contemplated actions would be no loss of permanent work
for the JCI Stratford location. In addition, the
Corporation agrees that any work would be of a permanent
nature and exchanged on a one for one basis.