Chrysler’s Windsor Crowd Plant is shutting down for five weeks in October and November to secure the Dodge Caravans are outfitted with airbags that meet new U.S. regulations.
«We don’t put in the new do airbag to meet the U.S. specs until December so there’s a slowdown in opus because we can’t sell our Dodge Carvavans in the U.S. until we make a fix in the plant,» Unifor Neighbouring 444 President James Stewart told Windsor Morning.
Stewart ordered the shutdown — which will take place during all of October and one week in November — settle upon cause some short-term pain, especially for workers in the feeder stations who don’t get any top ups to employment insurance.
«There are some significant hardships for our members,» powered Stewart. «There’s a lot of people in the community that are out of work for a period of yet.»
Stewart stressed that short-term pain comes with a long-term good.
«Long term it’s good news for Windsor. The fact that they’re motionless making investments in the Dodge Caravan, they’re still making switches to make sure there’s a big market for the Dodge Caravan,» said Stewart. «There’s a short bit of short term pain getting there but long term we’re in quite good shape.»
Stewart said the Chrysler Pacifica already finds the new air bag standards.