Ford to invest $1.8 billion to become first in Canada to build full battery electric vehicles
Based on the collective agreement ratified by employees, Ford is committing to transform its Oakville Assembly Complex from an internal combustion engine (ICE) site to also become a BEV manufacturing facility, starting in 2024, as well as introducing a new engine program at its Windsor operations.
Employees have also voted in favour of the three-year agreement that enables several operational improvements to increase the efficiency of Ford's Canadian facilities, including:
Competitive alternative work schedules to maximize production flexibility Enhanced temporary employee program
Ford of Canada's hourly employees also receive a number of benefits, including:
2.5% wage increase twice over the life of the agreement
C$7,250 ratification bonus for full-time permanent employees and $500 for temporary employees
Reduced grow-in period for new hires from 11 years to eight years. ■