TORONTO Chrysler Group LLCs minivan assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, resumed operations Monday afternoon following an earlier shutdown caused by a labor disruption at a supplier companys facility, a Chrysler spokeswoman told AMM.
Workers at Dakkota Integrated Systems accepted on Monday a three-year labor agreement during a revote, according to an update on the website of Canadian Auto Workers union Local 444, bringing the companys brief strike to an end.
"Afternoon shifts are to report to work today; production will resume," the union said on the site. Dakkota supplies instrument panels for Chrysler minivans, AMM understands.
A spokeswoman for Chrysler confirmed Monday that the company had temporarily shut down operations at the plant due to a strike at the parts supplier but that it was back online by Monday afternoon.
"Our first today shift was canceled; thats it. (The) afternoon shift reported," the Chrysler spokeswoman said.
"These are not our negotiations," she added, noting that Chrysler had been handling the impact from the strike on a "shift by shift" basis.
The Windsor facility makes the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ram Cargo Van, Lancia Grand Voyager and Volkswagen Routan, according to Chryslers website.