Unifor has negotiated a new overtime plan at the CAMI Automotive plant that could be a model for addressing a key issue among Toyota Team Members – time off with family.

Basically, the plan allows workers to bank their overtime as time owing, instead of taking it as cash. The program is completely optional, and those preferring cash can still take the money.

Because the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are so popular, the members of Unifor Local 88 at CAMI have been working mandatory 8-hour shifts every Saturday for the last several years.

The money is good, but the grueling schedule leaves them too tired to spend quality time with their kids on their one day off a week. It’s a story that many Team Member can relate to.

“Imagine working seven Saturdays, then getting two weeks off in a row to spend with your family,” said one happy Unifor member at CAMI.

This is just one example of the kind of creative thinking at that Unifor can bring to Toyota. Sign your gold card, and let’s get started.

  • More to come on CAMI’s new program in the next edition of the Voting Times