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 parties. We have found no common ground on the major issues at this time."

The workers have been on strike since late Sunday night, and with no formal talks happening since the weekend the shutdown at CAMI has begun to affect other automotive suppliers. According to CBC, Magna International announced it would be halting deliveries to CAMI, while a further 20,000 factory workers across southern Ontario are believed to be affected as well.

The union says it's after job security, improved wages, and contract guarantees that the company won't send Chevrolet Equinox production to Mexico.

CAMI supplies the majority of Equinoxes to the Canadian and U.S market, and with supply dipping below the two-month barrier, it's believed inventory issues could begin manifesting in as little as six weeks.

"It's been a long time since we've seen an individual plant labor action like this, and we're looking North America-wide. This is not high on the radar screen of most auto analysts right now. Most labor actions have been fairly short term. In the last decade, nobody has walked out for more than a few days, or a few hours in some cases. It depends on how long this goes on," said Kristin Dziczek, director of the industry, labor and economics group at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor.