Jerry Dias wants GM to reverse plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, including 2,500 production workers in Oshawa, Ont.
The US president thinks tariffs on foreign imports will discourage companies like GM from shuttering US plants.
Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.
Plant is entirely dependent on GM’s assembly line, 77 workers to be relocated.
The human cost of job loss is enormous, potentially leading to depression, failing marriages or health, even suicide.
Unifor leader calls on Trudeau to work with Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.
Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, said the union will fight against the planned move “tooth and nail.”
Part of a shift in the automaker’s global production, nothing to do with the USMCA trade agreement.
GM recalled SUVs in August of 2016 because the wipers could fail.
Buyout offers were made Wednesday to salaried workers in North America with 12 or more years of service.
Will drive the scale and infrastructure investments needed to allow the US to lead the way to a zero emissions future: Ruess
Company says brand’s workers need to be closer to engineers and designers; Cadillac plans to launch a new vehicle every six months for the next three years.
Technology collaboration eliminates mass and consolidates parts.
Ford was the volume leader with sales rising 7.1 per cent.