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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...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Ontario Labor Relations Board Chairman Bernard Fishbein recently ruled that Unifor's actions over the winter were illegal under the province's Labor Relations Act, stipulating that the union must "cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counseling unlawful strikes or engaging in any...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Canada's autoworker union Unifor brought out the guy from Dune to protest a General Motors plant closure, but UAW went a few steps further. The American auto union hit GM with a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the company's decision to shutter three plants violates its 2015 collective bargaining...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    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...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    After a month on the picket line, employees at GM's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, are heading back to work. The agreement was ratified earlier today by Unifor Local 88, with 85.9 percent of CAMI's 2,800 workers voting to accept the new four-year contract. 78.7 percent of the...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors is warning Canada's Unifor labor union that it can and will end Equinox production in Ingersoll, Ontario unless workers call off their month-long walk out. The union has been trying to secure more job security from GM, demanding the company designate CAMI as the lead producer...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The sound of workers slapping together 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossovers is not ringing through the streets of Ingersoll, Ontario, this morning. A strike that began late on September 17th continues today after a weekend labor update that might have heralded good news turned into just another...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Unifor, the union representing 2,800 automotive works in Ingersoll, Ontario, says it will reach out to GM in the hopes of resuming contract talks. In a statement released yesterday, the union said no formal talks have taken place, "though each day there has been communication between the...
  15. Global Chevrolet News
    Line workers at GM's CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll, Ontario have decided to strike over job security and investment into the plant. Responsible for a large majority of Chevrolet Equinox production, negotiations between the 2,800 workers represented by Unifor and GM broke off shortly before the...
  16. Global Chevrolet News
    Canadian workers at GM's CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario could go on strike Sunday night. A deadline of 10:59 p.m. Sunday has been set for the plant's 2,750 workers that build the Chevrolet Equinox crossover to agree to a ratify the new agreement. According to Automotive News...
  17. Global Chevrolet News
    General Motors Canada will idle a pair of Ontario factories longer than usual this summer as it struggles with lagging demand. If that sounds familiar, it's because GM has taken the exact same approach with two factories in the United States. On Monday, the automaker confirmed it will also be...
  18. Global Chevrolet News
    Trucks are coming back to Oshawa - kinda. According to The Globe and Mail, a $400-million investment will fund upgrades necessary for Oshawa to perform final assembly of General Motors pickups using bodies manufactured in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and shipped to Canada. The report states the...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM Canada and the union representing Detroit Three autoworkers north of the border have entered their final day of contract talks ahead of a midnight strike deadline. Unless both sides achieve a breakthrough today, there's little reason to believe a walkout at the company's Oshawa, Woodstock...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    With GM Canada and Detroit Three autoworkers union Unifor making little headway in contract negotiations, the possibility of government subsidies has raised its head. At week's end, the two sides were reportedly far apart as the clock ticks down to possible strike action at midnight on...
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