Union president Jerry Dias says no deal without a commitment to new investments in Canada.
Four-year deal includes wage increases, signing bonuses and lump sum payments.
Fear of Oshawa plant closures over: facilities have a bright future: Dias.
The union Dias targeted GM to use an agreement as a model going into talks with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
A tentative agreement will set a pattern for deals with all three automakers.
Beats rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model S at 336 kilometres which costs $28,500 more.
Detroit Three contracts expire Sept. 19; if no deal, union could call a strike.
No GM product scheduled past 2019; much on the line as labour contract negotiations get underway.
Union says no deals without promises of investment in Canada’s auto sector.
Project is aimed at improving the production capability and flexibility.
Major oil companies haven’t approached governments for assistance and remain in relatively good financial shape.
Plug-in electric cars still only account for less than 0.30% of all vehicles sold in Canada.
This round of bargaining is really about solidifying the footprint in Canada.
Includes technology upgrade to improve processes, with $3 million in tax incentives.
Acadia SUV will watch for open and closing after vehicle starts, or doors open during running.