FCA extends third shift at Windsor Assembly Plant into 2020
Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ont., on Monday, March 30, 2015. (Christie Bezaire/ CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR -- The third shift at Windsor Assembly Plant will be extended until March 31, 2020, according to the union representing more than 6,000 hourly workers at the plant.
The third shift was originally scheduled to be shut down on Sept. 30, but demand for fleet sales extended that timeline until the end of 2019. Today’s announcement will keep the plant running 24 hours a day until the end of the first quarter next year, says the union.
"The company will review the business case for maintaining the third shift on a month-to-month basis going forward," reads a Tweet from Unifor Local 444.
The information was confirmed shortly after by Fiat-Chrysler representatives.
“FCA confirms that the third shift at the Windsor Assembly Plant will be extended until the end of Q1 2020,” said FCA spokesperson Lou Ann Gosselin. “The Company will continue to review the feasibility of maintaining the shift.”
The Plant is known for its minivans, producing both the Chrysler Pacifica and the Dodge Grand Caravan.
Roughly 1,500 people work on the third shift.
More to come…