Windsor, Ont. engine maker employees accept steep wage cut

Wages reduced from $30-an-hour-plus to $19.50 in bid to save plant

Windsor, Ont., once Canada’s motor city, lost its last GM plant last month. Now, employees at a plant that makes engines for Ford have voted 84 per cent in favor of wage cuts that would bring salaries down from $30-an-hour and above to $19.50 an hour. Workers at the Nemak Essex Aluminum Plant, which employs 124 people making Ford engines, will be laid off in November 2011 if Ford doesn’t renew its contract. Marketing experts say the plant is unlikely to court any new contracts from automakers without the wage cut.

CBC News

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