TORONTO - The head of the Canadian Auto Workers says the union is going to focus its negotiations with the Big Three automakers on reaching a deal with Ford.
Ken Lewenza says Ford has shown the most willingness to reach a new contract and the union will work around the clock to achieve that.
He told a news conference Sunday afternoon that General Motors and Chrysler must continue to work on proposals that meet the desires of their employees.
The union has threatened strike action if there is no deal by late Monday night.
Wages are a key issue in the talks and the union is proposing that new employees earn less only when they are first hired and then take longer to reach the top end of the wage scale.
The automakers have been pushing for a permanent wage reduction for fresh employees, similar to a deal the companies reached in the U.S.