Among the issues of contention are health services, wages, the protection of temporary agency workers and job security, as well as the union`s demand to stop the import of genetically modified vehicles manufactured in other countries, such as Mexico. In a brief statement on the deal, GM said: „We can confirm the UAW`s statement regarding a proposed interim agreement. More details will be announced in due course. The United Auto Workers` month-long strike against General Motors Co. could come to an end after reaching a proposed interim deal on Wednesday that is expected to result in base wage increases, unlimited profit-sharing and other gains, even though three U.S. plants are likely to be closed. The Council will also vote on whether members will remain on strike until a new treaty is ratified. People close to GM and the UAW told La Presse Libre that it was important to conclude a new provisional contract with Aramark, around the same time as a contract with GM. Otherwise, UAW workers on both sides will face the possibility of crossing the picket lines of others. Workers say they are patient, however, when the auto giant recovered from the problems that forced a government-led bailout in 2009. If the National Council reviews the terms of the agreement, it will also decide whether nearly 50,000 workers should remain on strike or whether they should return to work before full membership ratifies the agreement. .

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