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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2009

Union negotiates child swap

Tilbury, Ont. — Parents working opposite shifts at auto parts manufacturer Autoliv Canada now have a way to avoid child-care headaches. The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union negotiated a deal with the employer to allow a parent to punch out five minutes early to meet her partner in the parking lot so their children are never left alone. “This negates child-care problems because the children are in the car with the parent who is coming to work,” said Paula Carson, CAW plant chairperson at Autoliv.

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