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Canadian Auto Workers union members at the Sterling truck plant in St. Thomas, Ont., have voted 97 per cent to accept a closing agreement providing enhanced severance and benefit arrangements. Daimler AG announced in October it was scrapping the Sterling brand and ending production at the southwestern Ontario factory. The plant is set to close March 27. The CAW said yesterday that the agreement, ratified Sunday, provides the 750 workers currently employed at the plant with two weeks of severance pay for each year of service, a $5,000 lump-sum payment and six months of benefits after the closing. About 600 workers laid off in November are eligible for two weeks of severance for each year of service, a $3,500 bonus and a six-month extension of benefits. Six hundred others laid off in April, 2007, will each get $1,000.