International Truck and Engine Corporation (Navistar) and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) have reached tentative agreement on a new two-year labour contract.

The new contract covers approximately 645 CAW-represented production and maintenance employees at the company’s Chatham, Ontario heavy truck assembly plant. International Truck and Engine is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation.

Negotiations towards a new labour agreement began on April 26 and the CAW went on strike on June 1. Negotiations resumed July 13 and lasted through the night.

No other details of the tentative agreement will be released pending completion of the ratification process, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT Monday, July 15.

Production at Chatham has been averaging 39 trucks per day on one shift.

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In addition to heavy trucks, International Truck and Engine is a producer of mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks, severe service vehicles, and a provider of parts and service sold under the International brand. IC Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary, produces school buses. The company also is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets.