Cami Assembly's Ingersoll workers voting on new contract Sunday in London

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Cami Assembly and its unionized workforce in Ingersoll have reached a tentative deal.

The 2,500 members of Unifor, formerly known as Canadian Auto Workers, are to vote on a new contract Sunday in London, the union announced on its website Saturday.

The ratification meeting is to begin at 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall at 550 Wellington St.

The two sides spent much of the summer not talking. GM Canada wanted concessions relating to starting wages while workers were looking to make gains, chairperson Mike Van Boekel said at the time.

The plant has been working at capacity and making a profit, Van Boekel said.

But GM Canada argued it wanted to make the Ingersoll plant more competitive.

The union voted 98% in favour of a strike last month.

Cami assembles the Equinox and Terrain crossover utility vehicles.


2,500: Workers

300,000: Vehicles produced annually at the plant

$3,000: Union estimate of per-vehicle profit at the plant

16 million: forecast sales of vehicles in North America in 2014