Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that’s scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.

The Italian-American automaker plans to eliminate the third shift at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., beginning Sept. 30, according to an e-mailed statement. The company produces Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans at the facility, which employed more than 6,100 workers as of January.

“We will fight tooth and nail to protect the jobs of the auto workers in Windsor,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in a statement. “My message to Fiat Chrysler is this: Do not make this decision based on the anti-business policies of the former government over the past 15 years.”

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