Members of the Unifor union, which represents employees of Canada's auto factories, on Sunday approved a deal with U.S. manufacturer Ford, averting the risk of a strike.
The union wrote on platform X: "Congratulations. The votes have been counted and Uniford members from Ford Canada have ratified a three-year agreement that will bring huge gains to auto workers."
Salaries are supposed to increase by 15 percent over three years, including a 10 percent increase for the first year. The deal also includes other gains and bonuses, including cost adjustments and better pensions.
The agreement includes more than 5600,18 Ford employees in Canada and will serve as a reference for Stellantis and General Motors employees as is traditionally the case. The three U.S. giants, nicknamed the "Big Three," have about <>,<> members of Unifor.
In the United States, the first strike involving the three companies at the same time entered its second week on Friday, tightening at General Motors and Stelantes.
There are 38 spare parts distribution centers in these two groups involved.
The reason, according to the Auto Workers' Union, is the lack of progress in union negotiations, while "real progress" has been made at Ford.
In particular, the federation is demanding a 40 percent salary hike over four years, equivalent to what group leaders have benefited from over the past four years.
US President Joe Biden will visit Michigan on Tuesday as a sign of "solidarity", especially as he considers himself the first supporter of American unions.
The 80-year-old Democrat has publicly argued several times that manufacturers should communicate their "record profits" to employees.
The president had so far planned to dedicate next week to a trip to the West, but has finally decided to compete with his main opponent, Donald Trump, who also considers himself a staunch supporter of workers and grassroots.
The former Republican president, the front-runner in his party's primaries in preparation for the 2024 presidential election, announced his visit during Wednesday's sit-in in Michigan, a key state on the electoral map.