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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    At least 2,000 jobs will be returning to Canada's GM production plants starting in 2021 as the union that represents Canada's auto workers, Unifor, announced a $1.3 billion deal with GM today.  The deal will see V8 production as well as transmission production in St Catharines, Ontario, as well...
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    With its members having recently voted to strike if bargaining teams don't make headway, Canadian autoworkers union Unifor plans to reveal its first target next Tuesday. Contract talks kicked off last month, with Unifor aiming to maintain, at the very least, the current complement of Detroit...
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    Canada had just turned 40 and Teddy Roosevelt was running a zoo out of the White House when the first automobiles rolled out of Oshawa, Ontario. Starting in 1907, Oshawa built vehicles of the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, with the cars carrying Buick drivetrains shipped in from Flint, Michigan...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The equinox, which arrives dutifully every spring and fall, represents a harmonious balance between day and night, light and darkness, but it also signals a return to the imbalance that reigns for the remainder of the year. For Chevrolet's perennially popular Equinox crossover, current...
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    A new report out of Canada has details on the incentive offers for GM's Oshawa workers to take retirement. It includes cash and incentives on cars. Automotive News Canada reports that Unifor Local 222, which represents about 2,600 hourly workers at the plant, posted the bulletin detailing the...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A plan is emerging for GM's soon to be "idled" Oshawa assembly plant, near Toronto. According to a report from Automotive News Canada, the plant will be converted to an aftermarket plant, producing GM parts. Although the plan is set to save around 300 jobs, most of the 2,600 employees at the...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Eight months ahead of the planned shutdown of Canada's oldest auto plant, union officials are on pins and needles, hoping General Motors prove receptive to its plan to save some of the 2,600 jobs at Oshawa Assembly. Unifor, the union representing Detroit Three autoworkers north of the border...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Canada's auto union has been aggressively lobbying for GM to assign product to its Oshawa Assembly Plant. GM feels, though, that the Unifor's latest strategy goes too far. The automaker threatened to sue Unifor over an ad it decided to run during the Canadian broadcast of the Super Bowl anyway...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Members of Canada's Unifor union staged a sit-down protest at GM's Oshawa Assembly Plant near Toronto. The move follows GM's decision to decline any potential plans proposed by Unifor at a meeting held Tuesday in Detroit. Wednesday's sit-down follows a similar protest held on Tuesday during the...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Union and GM representatives met Tuesday to discuss saving the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, but GM said that it still plans to close the plant in 2019. "Unfortunately, all Unifor's proposals would involve substantial incremental costs and a further deterioration of GM's...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It isn't looking good. There's a greater-than-likely chance we'll soon have a flexible yet unwanted assembly plant sitting vacant on the other side of the lake from Rochester, New York, joining two transmission facilities, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, and Lordstown Assembly on GM's Island of...
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    It's been roughly a month since General Motors announced it would be shuttering Oshawa Assembly, leaving the facility's nearly 3,000 employees and Canada's auto union more than a little annoyed. Unifor leadership has said it intends to meet with GM executives on December 20th and discuss the...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The C8 Corvette's release has been delayed six months due to electrical issues, according to a report from GM Authority. The news follows another report stating that the C8 would not be released at the Detroit auto show, contrary to oft-repeated rumors. Sources speaking on condition of...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The final winter installment of the North American International Auto Show won't play host to the first mid-engine Corvette. That's according to a report from GM Authority. The publication, after seeking official comment from Chevrolet, was told that neither the brand's car nor its crossover...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Despite ongoing turmoil in the country's oil patch, with the government of Alberta paying to have white Dodge Durango R/T SUVs project a constantly updating tally of money lost due to discounted Canadian oil prices onto the sides of downtown Ottawa buildings, the big economic story north of the...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, Detroit-Hamtanck Assembly in Michigan, and Oshawa Assembly in Ontario are all at risk, as GM has announced that it will not allocate new products to them. All of the products currently being assembled at the plants are expected to stop by 2019, leaving the...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    CTV News in Canada is reporting that General Motors is shutting the doors at its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant. The plant, located about 37 miles (60 kilometers or so) east of Toronto, hosts about 2,500 union jobs and around 300 salaried jobs. GM has other employees in the Ontario cities of...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM has already shown off the new Silverado/Sierra, but it's not here yet. That's because GM has a lot of work to do before it can build them. That'll hurt production of the current model, but the manufacturer has a cunning plan to minimize the cost. As you may know, the upcoming Silverado is...
  19. Global Chevrolet News
    The new 2019 Silverado is on the way, which means changes to General Motors' Oshawa plant to make the new trucks, right? Not just yet. Automotive News reports that the Oshawa, Ontario plant is going to keep building the current truck "for the foreseeable future". In typical GM fashion, the old...
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