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GM of Canada and UAW reach tentative settlement

Some 31 hours of continuous bargaining in Toronto, Canada, resulted in a tentative settlement Oct. 27 between General Motors of Canada and the United Auto Workers. UAW said it ''recognizes Canadian realities.'' Ratification votes on Monday are expected to end a 12-day strike by 36,000 unionists. The walkout has idled more than 40,000 workers in the United States because of critical shortages of parts made in Canada.

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The agreement, if approved, will put more money into wage increases than US workers won, but will not include the job security and profit-sharing provisions of the US contract.

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