Windsor FCA nurses reach tentative deal, will vote Thursday

Union hosting meeting about FCA outsourcing Sunday

A tentative deal has been reached between Fiat Chrysler and the 16 nurses who care for its workers at the Windsor minivan plant.

The nurses, represented by the Ontario Nurses' Association, were set to strike on April 28 if an agreement wasn't reached.

No details of the deal have been released, but the nurses will vote on it Thursday.

ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, previously said the nurses were fighting for two requests — more full-time work and a "reasonable" increase in wages.

Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo said the 6,500 workers his union represents at the plant would "definitely respect" picket lines if the nursing staff decide to strike, raising the possibility that the plant could be shut down if a deal wasn't accepted.