Deal includes a commitment by the automaker to invest $554-million in its Canadian operations.
Reports say positions will eventually be spread out at a number of GM R&D facilities.
Will house new office, research and development facilities.
“We knew the announcement was coming but it still doesn’t make it any better,” said Unifor’s Jerry Dias.
Fiat Chrysler claims top spot in Canada; Ford, GM battle it out for second.
Worker suffered multiple broken bones after being pinned by a fallen lift table in Dec. 2012.
Automakers sold 154,949 cars and trucks last month, a 6.5% increase from October 2013.
Related to worldwide recalls to fix defects in ignition switches and power steering.
Some former workers saw their basic life insurance benefit cut from more than $100,000 to $20,000.
Several hundred million dollars to be spent by 2016: watch for details.