Windsor plant concerns
He pointed to Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant as an example of a factory where workers are particularly worried because the city borders Detroit, among the U.S. cities hit hardest by the pandemic. The Windsor plant builds the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Voyager and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.
“Our members are watching very closely what’s happening in Detroit and Michigan,” Dias said. “It’s a different animal [in Canada], but the simple reality is our members in Canada, by and large, many of them don’t want to go to work at all because they’re nervous and there’s a lot of mistrust.”
Dias on Thursday said he understood why the UAW would oppose the early May production startup because the United States has been hit harder by the pandemic than Canada has. The U.S. has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country in the world.
FCA has said it aims to progressively restart its Canadian and U.S. plants beginning…