The Canadian Auto Workers union said Friday that little progress has been made in negotiations with Detroit’s three big automakers as a strike deadline looms Monday night.
The union said that a number of senior executives from General Motors, Chrysler and Ford are now in Toronto, but the automakers are still far from agreement on fundamental issues.
Union secretary-treasurer Peter Kennedy says the union may strike at all three companies if negotiations fail. The CAW represents about 4,500 workers at Ford, 8,000 workers at GM and another 8,000 at Chrysler.
At issue is the future of Canada’s auto industry.