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Unifor Opens Contract Talks with Detroit Three in Canada

In a refreshing departure from the Trump Administration’s lack of plans for dealing with the pandemic, Unifor said, “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, strict safety protocols will be in place for the duration of the negotiations to ensure compliance with Ontario health directives.” Continue reading

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Canada Contracts GM to Make 10 Million Face Masks

Canada received its Medical Device Establishment License on April 22 and the company built and installed the mask making machinery, sourced materials and trained its workers in approximately one month. Continue reading

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GM Canada Sales Drop 15% as Boycott Bites

The boycott against GM for its Canadian job cuts and the closing of the award winning – for productivity and quality – Oshawa plant in violation of its Unifor union contract announced at the end of last year is having a negative effect on Canadians’ purchase consideration. Continue reading

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GM Canada to Train, Help Find Jobs for Fired Workers

GM Canada will also join with Durham Region educators and governments to train and transition Oshawa Assembly employees to new careers in Durham Region. “These efforts will help address the significant open requirements for talented workers from other regional employers,” GM said. Continue reading

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Unifor Blasts GM Canada Closings

AutoInformed notes that since its announcement this week, GM now says that the “unallocated” plants in the U.S. will not be closed but rather “idled,” subject to negotiations with the UAW next fall. Unifor says that is a first step in Canada as well. Continue reading

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GM CAMI Workers on Strike in Canada, NAFTA at Root

“NAFTA is a non-starter without trilateral commitment and compliance to higher labor standards,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “Today we clearly stated our concerns to both countries and stressed the needs of all working people.” Continue reading

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Unifor FCA Autoworkers Ratify Four-Year Deal

Diverse workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles attended local ratification meetings on Sunday and voted to ratify a four-year contract that secures both investment and wage improvements for 9,750 *Unifor members Continue reading

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Unifor Reaches Deal with GM Canada. Strike Avoided

Local 222 in Oshawa, Ontario was at the center of the negotiations. Oshawa’s future was unknown past 2019 since GM moved the production of the Chevrolet Camaro to a plant in Lansing, Michigan after a previous contract four years ago. Continue reading

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Canadian Auto Workers Have Tentative Deal at GM. Fiat Holds Out

Chrysler negotiators might be holding out to see if the CAW can get the controversial contracts ratified. A step in that direction occurred today as CAW in-plant leadership at Ford unanimously endorsed the new, four-year collective bargaining deal that extends U.S. style two tier wages. The union will be holding a series of ratification meetings over the weekend, where members at Ford will vote on the tentative deal. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Orlando Debuts this October in Canada, but not U.S. Competitive MPV Rejected Because of Greater Equinox Profits

Unfortunately, U.S. buyers won’t get a shot at Orlando because some executives inside GM are basking in the profits (at the moment) of the more expensive and fuel thirsty Chevrolet Equinox. ‘mericans like trucks and all-wheel-drive, and those versions of the Equinox are giving GM some badly needed profits at the moment.

It’s one of those GM financial decisions that look good on paper at the time, but in my view represents the inability to take a longer term chance by attacking a segment GM’s not in. Ford, with its decision to shelve the C-Max seven passenger minivan, and offer only low volume, expensive plug-in hybrid versions has given GM an opening here. And that says nothing of successful entries such as the Mazda 5 or even the Scion Xb, and who knows what else. Continue reading

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Thousands Visit Oshawa for Chevrolet Camaro Homecoming

Camaro owners and fans are descending on GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly Plant this weekend to celebrate the sales-leading pony car. GM estimated a crowd of more than 2,000 Camaro enthusiasts and people from the local community toured the plant today. Continue reading

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Chevy Camaro Convertible, Buick Regal Added at GM Oshawa

The Oshawa Assembly Plant in Canada today added 700 employees for a new second shift on a flexible assembly line as General Motors takes the final steps for upcoming 2011 launches of Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and Buick Regal models. Camaro … Continue reading

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