Windsor Chrysler workers to begin 2019 on layoff

Photo of the Windsor Assembly Plant, September 4 2017. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle)

Unionized workers at the Windsor Assembly plant will be getting a longer holiday break than expected.

Unifor Local 444 is reporting that the plant will be on layoff for the first two weeks of January. The reason is unclear but the last layoff in late October was to due to high inventories.

Unifor 444 President Dave Cassidy said at the time that anytime there’s a layoff, it affects the workers and their families because junior plant employees and feeder plant workers won’t get top-up pay. Cassidy added these types of layoffs happen way too often and workers tend to spend less at local shops because their pay is limited.

Production will resume January 14.