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News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 22, 2020  

Canadian auto workers extend Ford contract, delay strike

Unifor is looking for electric vehicle commitments from the Oakville, Ont. automaker.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
August 12, 2020  

Unifor, automakers begin negotiations with COVID-19, economy in focus

On the lookout for attempts by manufacturers to use COVID-19 as an “excuse” going forward.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 8, 2019  

GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite US strike

Unifor president Jerry Dias believes the automaker can run the plant through to the end of October.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 18, 2019  

US strike: Temporary layoffs for 1,200 GM Oshawa workers

Unifor president Jerry Dias expects more cuts at Canadian operations.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 16, 2019  

Dias says GM could face strike in Canada if trust is not restored

Unifor president cites plant cutbacks and closures on both sides of the border following pledges to maintain operations.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 21, 2019  

Jerry Dias acclaimed as Unifor president for third and final term

First president of the union elected in 2013, when the CAW and other labour groups merged.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 11, 2019  

Unifor fights for its future as it campaigns against GM

Union digs in as it battles the automaker over its decision to close the Oshawa Assembly plant.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 23, 2019  

Unifor’s Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM Oshawa

Ekos Research poll notes 45% of Canadians support an outright boycott.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
January 14, 2019  

Premier Ford to meet with GM, other automakers and Unifor in Detroit

Will discuss opportunities to support workers who will be out of a job when the Oshawa plant closes.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 28, 2018  

Canada’s auto industry at risk if GM closes Oshawa plant: Dias

Unifor leader calls on Trudeau to work with Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
April 27, 2018  

Ford Canada spared from parent’s plan to cut most car models by 2020

Oakville complex currently assembles Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT, all sport utility vehicles.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 12, 2018  

NAFTA deal ‘not close at all’: Unifor leader Jerry Dias, from Washington talks

Main issues around auto, labour standards, dispute-resolution rules under Chapter 11 not resolved yet.

News Manufacturing General
January 30, 2018  

OPSEU seeks to repair rift between Unifor and Canadian Labour Congress

Unifor complained the CLC’s process for allowing workers to change unions doesn’t work.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 2, 2017  

Unifor’s Dias calls GM contract offer to striking workers “fluff”

Says the offer it still allows the company to shift its resources away from the Ingersoll plant.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 28, 2017  

Some progress as CAMI talks resume between GM and striking workers

Proposal focuses on three long-standing issues – job security, economic concerns and contract language.