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Chrysler's Windsor plant suspends production as parts supplier strikes

Production at a Chrysler assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., has been temporarily suspended because of a strike at a parts supplier.

About 190 unionized workers at the Dakkota Integrated Systems plant in Tecumseh, Ont., have walked off the job after rejecting a three-year tentative agreement.

Dakkota supplies the instrument panels on all Chrysler Minivans.

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A Chrysler spokeswoman says production at the Windsor plant has been temporarily suspended due to a lack of "supplied components."

Lou Ann Gosselin says today's day shift is cancelled for all production employees except skilled trades workers.

She says Chrysler will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates on a shift-by-shift basis.

The Chrysler Canada website says 4,429 workers are employed at the Windsor plant on three shifts.

The plant makes the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country and the Volkswagen Routan.

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