Auto industry retools

Sector rebounds with new investments, renewed push by organized labour
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/20/2015

In Canada, the auto industry has long been a delectable slice of the economic pie and, for union leaders, it has been a breeding ground in which to cut their teeth. The automotive sector’s past is a storied one of hard-fought contracts and tough negotiations. 

So when the Great Recession hit in 2008, both sides of the bargaining table had to reach a deeper understanding than that provided in a collective agreement.