A parts shortage will force a three-week shutdown of the Windsor Assembly Plant, Unifor Local 444 advised its members Thursday night.
The shutdown begins this coming Monday, Feb. 8., the union representing thousands of autoworkers at the plant said in a tweet on social media. The reason, it said, is due to a semiconductor shortage (technology used to make microchips).
Workers are advised to “take direction from your supervisor.”
The Stellantis Canada automobile manufacturing facility employs more than 4,000 workers who assemble minivans.
The plant was closed for two months last year after the declaration of a global pandemic in mid-March.
Global automakers have been caught off guard by the shortage of crucial semiconductors, used for everything from computer management of engines to driver-assistance features such as emergency braking. Other automakers hit by the shortage include General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp , Nissan Motor Co and Subaru Corp.