The lifeline for Windsor Assembly Plant’s second shift has been extended to the end of 2022.
Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy gave the update Thursday night in a video posted to the union’s Facebook page.
“I just got off the phone with Stellantis and they’ve notified me that the second shift at Windsor Assembly Plant will be extended to the end of the year,” he said. “We’re going to keep working on that moving forward. But great news today.”
This is the second time Stellantis has extended the life of Windsor Assembly Plant’s second shift.
FCA Canada’s parent company first announced in October that it would cut the Windsor Assembly Plant down to one shift in April 2022, meaning a potential loss of about 1,800 jobs. Stellantis blamed the cuts on COVID-19 and a long-standing computer chip shortage that had effects throughout the auto industry.
But Stellantis said in February it planned to keep the shift alive through June. The company has now extended the shift to Dec. 31.