DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. and the Canadian Auto Workers union reach a 3-year agreement that averts the permanent layoff of 1,400 workers at Ford’s Oakville, Ont., pickup truck plant. The world’s second largest auto maker agrees to invest C$600 million ($377 million) to save 900 of the jobs via a third shift at the neighboring Oakville minivan plant, which will build a new Mercury minivan model starting in the fall of 2004. “We will have 900 jobs in addition to ...

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