Chris Taylor, the president of Unifor Local 200, announced to workers at Windsor Engine Wednesday night that production of Ford’s 5.4-litre engines will continue for at least three years.
Ford had previously announced that it would be phasing out production of the engine by the end of this year. Instead, production will be cut back, resulting in the loss of 82 jobs. Had production ended, about 200 workers would have been affected.
With the extension, 120 workers will keep their jobs, though 80 will be laid off in October, when the change in production takes effect.
Ford has not announced any new products for its Windsor operations, however the automaker is planning to launch two new eco-boost engines this year. One those engines hasn’t been assigned to a factory yet.
More than 400 Ford workers remain laid off in Windsor.