(Toronto) Unifor has set a deadline of October 9, at 11:59 p.m., for its contract negotiations with General Motors.

Negotiations between the union and the U.S. automaker resumed this week after Ford Motor workers in Canada voted in favor of a new contract.

The talks with GM involve about 4,300 workers at the St. Catharines powertrain plant, Oshawa assembly complex and Woodstock parts distribution center.

Unifor is seeking to use its agreement at Ford as a model in its discussions with GM and Stellantis.

The agreement with Ford included wage increases, improvements in pensions and benefits, as well as special transition measures to electric vehicles for workers at the Ford assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario. It also added two new paid holidays.