Frustrations over contract workers and unilateral shift changes by the company sparked the union drive at Toyota.

That’s according to Unifor’s national President Jerry Dias.

Workers at the factories in Cambridge and Woodstock may become the first in Toyota North American markets to organize.

Unifor has applied to the labour relations board for a vote.

Dias dismissed concerns that the corporation will close the plants and move production in response to the union.

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Dias says this about solving a problem not picking a fight.

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Dias says there were many issues that trigged the union drive but contract workers were a big factor.

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The union vote could come as early as Monday.