09/23/2012 04:17 EDT | Updated 09/23/2012 04:18 EDT

CAW Ford Contract: Canadian Ford Workers Accept Contract

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FLAT ROCK, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: A Ford logo is shown at an event that celebrates the opening of the new U.S. production line where the 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan will be made at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant September 10, 2012 in Flat Rock, Michigan. Supporting its Fusion production growth plan, Ford is adding 1,200 jobs, a second production shift, and investing $555 million, and taking full management control of the former AutoAlliance International Plant. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

TORONTO -- Ford's unionized Canadian workers have accepted a new contract that was hammered out last week.

The Canadian Auto Workers says 82 per cent of its members who voted this weekend accepted the new contract.

The CAW news release did not indicate how many of its 4500 members at Ford cast ballots.

CAW members at General Motors are due to vote on a tentative contract on Wednesday and Thursday.

Talks continue with Chrysler, the last of the Big Three North American automakers who has not reached a deal with the CAW.

The union says it hopes to reach a deal this week, talks are due to resume on Monday.

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