Canadian auto workers extend Ford contract, delay strike
Unifor is looking for electric vehicle commitments from the Oakville, Ont. automaker.
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.
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.
US strike: Temporary layoffs for 1,200 GM Oshawa workers
Unifor president Jerry Dias expects more cuts at Canadian operations.
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.
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.
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.
Unifor’s Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM Oshawa
Ekos Research poll notes 45% of Canadians support an outright boycott.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.