FCA Canada Statement Regarding Suspension of Production Operations at North American Facilities
March 18, 2020,
Working with Unifor and listening to the concerns of our people, we have agreed to cease production at our plants across North America, starting progressively from today. While production is paused, the Company will put actions into place to facilitate the steps agreed through the joint task-force set up between Unifor and the automakers. Through this period, which we will re-evaluate at the end of this month, FCA will work to enhance its manufacturing operations to facilitate changes, including shift timings, structures and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Commenting on this action, FCA CEO, Mike Manley said: “Working with our Unions, and having visited many of our plants yesterday, we need to ensure employees feel safe at work and that we are taking every step possible to protect them. We will continue to do what is right for our people through this period of uncertainty.”